Date & Time: May 10, 2010 at 1719 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
Landing (descent or approach)
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Crew was performing a survey flight in the Nunavut with three scientists on board. Equipped with ski, aircraft landed on the snow covered terrain some 168 km north of Alert Air Base. After landing, aircraft came to a halt when the right ski punctured the ice and the aircraft sunk. All five occupants escaped without injury and were evacuated two hours later by the crew of a Bell 407 to Resolute Bay. Damaged beyond repair, aircraft was abandoned on site and later cancelled from registry in November 2011.
Landing gear went through ice after landing on unsuitable terrain.