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C-GARWAn Arctic Sunwest Charters Twin Otter float plane crashed in the "Old Town" area of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories shortly after 1pm Mountain time on September 22, 2011.  The plane was apparently on a landing approach to the ASW float base at the time.  Reports indicate the plane clipped a power line, crashing between two buildings.  There were 9 people on board.  Pilots Trevor Jonasson, 36, and co-pilot Nicole Stacey, 26, died in the crash. Six survivors were taken to hospital in Yellowknife.  Another was transferred to hospital in Edmonton.

The plane was a 1973 deHavilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter C-GARW, registered to Arctic Sunwest.

Initial news and photos from CBC News  here.  You can also find early reports here, and here.  There is also a discussion forum at AvCanada here.  The blog Three Miles Final has collected some of the weather information from around the time of the accident.  This GoogleMaps link shows the float base area in Yellowknife.  And Kathryn's Aviation Report has collected an extensive set of photographs.

Friends and family of the pilots have set up a Facebook site in celebration of their lives. You'll find it here.

The Transportation Safety Board released their full report into the accident on January 9, 2013

Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014 17:40
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