Date & Time: Sep 16, 1981
Registration:
CF-DRC
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Barrier Lake - Flin Flon
MSN:
295
YOM:
1958
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
It was en route from Barrier Lake, Manitoba to Flin Flon with the pilot and eight fishermen on board. It was being flown at low altitude with reduced power settings because of suspected low fuel and headwinds. The engine lost power due to fuel starvation and the Otter crash landed in dense bush near Precipice Lake, Manitoba, ten miles north of Flin Flon. No one was injured but the Otter was destroyed in the crash.
Photo and source: https://www.dhc-3archive.com/DHC-3_295.html
Probable cause:
Fuel starvation.