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    NEWS | Sikorsky S-61 H-3 in VIH Helicopters Ltd

    VIH S-61 Recovered Damaged RCAF Twin Otter

    A damaged Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter airplane was recovered by a S-61 from VIH Helicopters some 140 kilometres north of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.


    VIH S-61 Recovered Damaged RCAF Twin Otter

    Helis, March 28, 2019 - On March 11, a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CC-138 Twin Otter was damaged when coming in for a normal landing on sea ice in the Northwest Territories.

    Four crew and three passengers did not suffer any injuries and were transported to Inuvik by helicopter.

    The Twin Otter was deployed as part of Operation Nanook-Nunalivut, one of the military's yearly exercises in the Arctic when it made an evening landing on sea ice 140 kilometres north of Inuvik. The landing caused damage to the nose landing gear.

    "They obviously didn't see a snowdrift that was too big ... which did some significant damage to the nose gear," said Maj. Andrew Oakes, the air task force commander for operation recovery for the RCAF.

    Less than two weeks later, after much preparation by the RCAF, a contracted S-61 from VIH Helicopters Ltd successfully airlifted the damaged plane to Inuvik.

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    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    Sikorsky S-61N C-GOJN     ( VIH Helicopters Ltd )

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    Canadian Armed Forces




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