Latest De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Stories

2014-06-20 12:21:06

EDMONTON, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Drawing attention to improvements made by the operator, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report into the January 2013 collision with terrain of an aircraft operated by Kenn Borek Air Ltd. On 23 January 2013, the de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter departed South Pole Station, Antarctica, for a visual flight rules (VFR) repositioning flight to Terra Nova Bay, with a crew of 3 on board. When an...

Three Canadians Believed To Have Crashed In Antarctic Mountains, Rescue Delayed Due To Bad Weather
2013-01-24 08:21:55

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three Canadians who were aboard a small plane flying over the Antarctic are presumably missing after an emergency locator started transmitting a signal Wednesday night. Matters were complicated when bad weather forced a search and rescue mission to go on hold. The flight was going from the US-operated McMurdo Station near the South Pole to Zucchelli Station, an Italian research base in Terra Nova Bay. The emergency locator began...

2010-02-04 07:31:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Skydiving centers across the country have found an unusual way to contribute to the Haiti relief effort - by using skydiving aircraft to transport food and medical supplies to the island. "Jump aircraft are especially well-suited for these missions," said Ed Scott, executive director of the U.S. Parachute Association (USPA). "Most have large cargo doors and are easily converted to carry cargo. Most can also take off and land on short and...

2006-07-29 18:31:48

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A small plane chartered by a skydiving school crashed shortly after takeoff on Saturday in a rural area west of St. Louis, Missouri, killing four people on board and injuring four others, a local sheriff said. Deputy Doug Thomas of the Franklin County Sheriffs Department said witnesses reported hearing the plane's engines "either stall or fail" around 2:15 p.m. (3:15 p.m. EDT), then saw the plane hit a utility pole and slam into the ground near a home. Thomas...

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