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Seaplane Sinks At New Vancouver Floatplane Termina  
User currently offlinehaggisman From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

Very strange ... Saturday morning, and the Harbour Air crews came across this bizarre sight. They were apparently doing some testing with water barrels to mimic passengers and something went a bit off-kilter, to say the least!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis.../11/05/bc-float-plane-sinking.html

Scotty


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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4599 times:
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That's an expensive turn-of-events...on a relatively NEW airplane.

User currently offlineteneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

It's rare to to hear of a floatplane ending up with it's nose pointing in the air and tail underwater. Most of the time if they sink it's sideways. wonder if it'll be a w/o?

User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1097 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
That's an expensive turn-of-events...on a relatively NEW airplane.

I thought the last single-engine Otter was built in 1967.


User currently offlinehaggisman From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

On that note - I wonder how many of the new Viking Air birds will be snapped up by floatplane operators? I've taken the Harbour Air seaplanes a few times and one thing they're NOT is quiet  

Scotty



e pluribus Scotsman
User currently offlineDrewski2112 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Quoting teneriffe77 (Reply 2):
wonder if it'll be a w/o?

It's a de Havilland Otter. It'll be back flying in no time.


User currently offlinehaggisman From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

According to CKWX radio, a tether line broke, and one of the pontoons was punctured - I guess this explains why the plane ended nose-up. A slight aft CG would make all the water pool at the back of the pontoon and tip up very quickly.

Still, the whole thing sounds a bit fishy to me.



e pluribus Scotsman
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 3):
Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
That's an expensive turn-of-events...on a relatively NEW airplane.

I thought the last single-engine Otter was built in 1967.

The airframe involved in the incident was built in 1960 according to the Transport Canada incident summary. Not sure when it was converted to a Turbo Otter with PT-6A engine.


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