2014-09-27 Air Labrador DHC-6 Twin Otter damaged on landing at La Tabatiere


2014-09-27 Air Labrador DHC-6 Twin Otter damaged on landing at La Tabatiere


The aircraft made a rough landing on the gravel runway at La Tabatiere in which its nosewheel broke.
Flying debris eventually hit the right propeller and from there smashed against the left cockpit section causing a large hole in the fuselade just aft of the copilot´s window (red ovals in photos).
Despite drifting off to the right side of the runway, the landing run was safely completed an no one on board was injured in the event.


Date: 2014-09-27 Time: 14:30:00
Location: CTU5 ZLT La Tabatière, Quebec
Country: Canada
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: CYBX/YBX: Lourdes Le Blanc Sablon To: CTU5/ZLT: La Tabatière
Type: Passenger
Operator: Air Labrador

Type: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Registration: C-GKSN
Age a/c: 38,3 years
Constr. No.: 493


Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 17 19
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 3rd safety occurence for the operator
  • 178th safety occurence of type
  • 1st safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
Air Labrador

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