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Preliminary report issued on Maldives DHC-6 training flight accident
16 October 2011

Preliminary report issued on Maldives DHC-6 training flight accident

16 October 2011

The Maldives Accident Investigation Coordinating Committe published a preliminary investigation report regarding the July 11, 2011 accident involving a DHC-6 Twin Otter. The float-equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter sustained substantial damage in a heavy landing in Biyaadhoo Training Lagoon, Maldives. The two pilots on board were not injured. The airplane was used for […]

FAA proposes $269,000 civil penalty against The Parachute Center

29 August 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $269,000 civil penalty against The Parachute Center, of Acampo, Calif., for allegedly operating a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter on 41 flights when it was not in compliance with federal aviation regulations. The FAA alleges that The Parachute Center failed to comply with a 2009 […]

FAA proposes $664,000 civil penalty against Parachute Center

13 October 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $664,000 civil penalty against William C. Dause, doing business as The Parachute Center of Acampo, Calif., for allegedly failing to perform required aircraft parts replacements and failing to comply with safety directives. The FAA alleges that The Parachute Center operated a de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter […]

Report: fatigue cracking caused gear failure of Swedish DHC-6 Twin Otter

21 June 2010

A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter sustained substantial damage in a landing gear failure in Sweden in June 2009. The Swedish accident investigators concluded that the gear fractured as the result of a fatigue crack. The pilot intended to take off with 21 parachutists on board the aircraft. He did not notice anything abnormal, […]

VFR flight into cloud caused Indonesian DHC-6 Twin Otter CFIT accident

22 April 2010

Indonesian accident investigators of the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) have concluded that a fatal accident involving a DHC-6 Twin Otter in August 2009 has been caused by VFR flight into cloud. The airplane flew into the side of a mountain, killing all 15 on board. The Merpati Nusantara Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter passenger plane […]

BEA issues safety recommendations on Twin Otter flight control cables

11 October 2007

In their investigation into the cause of the fatal DHC-6 Twin Otter accident in French Polynesia in August, 2007, the French BEA discovered some problems relating to the elevator control cables. Two stainless steel cables were found to be severely worn due to friction. These zones of wear were difficult to identify without a thorough […]