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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, […]