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  • Jet-blast damaged elevator cables on crashed Moorea Twin Otter


    Investigators have concluded that on-ground jet-blast contributed to the failure of elevator cables...


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  • Twin Otter Series 400 completes maiden sortie


    Twenty-two years after de Havilland Canada ended production of the Twin Otter turboprop, the first new-build model,...


  • Jet-blast damaged elevator cables on crashed Moorea Twin Otter


    Investigators have concluded that on-ground jet-blast contributed to the failure of elevator cables...


  • Cable fracture caused Air Moorea Twin Otter crash: BEA


    French investigators have confirmed that a fractured elevator cable was the direct cause of last year's fatal Air...


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  • Twin Otter Series 400 completes maiden sortie

    News | 17 Feb 2010 22:28 | Mary Kirby

    Twenty-two years after de Havilland Canada ended production of the Twin Otter turboprop, the first new-build model, Viking Air's DHC-6 Series 400, has successfully...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Twin-Otter-Series-400-completes-maiden-sortie-338513/
  • Crashed Twin Otter's cables partly worn by jet blast: BEA

    News | 09 Dec 2008 15:02 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Investigators have concluded that on-ground jet blast contributed to the gradual failure of elevator cables in the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/08/10/216002/air-moorea-aircraft-crashes-into-pacific.html">Air&nbsp;Moorea de Havilland Canada Twin Otter that crashed in French Polynesia in 2007.</A></P> <P>France's BEA investigation agency has recommended a ban on stainless steel cables on the type, as well as better awareness of the potential risk of jet blast.</P> <P>The BEA had already determined that the <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2008/08/14/314718/cable-fracture-caused-air-moorea-twin-otter-crash-bea.html">Twin&nbsp;Otter crashed, killing all 20 occupants, after the pitch-up control cable failed shortly after departure from Moorea </A>on 9 August 2007. But in a final report into the accident it attributes the failure to a chain of events centred on three phenomena.</P> <P>These comprised significant wear on the cable's outer strands, onhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Crashed-Twin-Otters-cables-partly-worn-by-jet-blast-BEA-319927/
  • Jet-blast damaged elevator cables on crashed Moorea Twin Otter

    News | 06 Dec 2008 10:30 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Investigators have concluded that on-ground jet-blast contributed to the failure of elevator cables...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-blast-damaged-elevator-cables-on-crashed-Moorea-Twin-Otter-319840/
  • Cable fracture caused Air Moorea Twin Otter crash: BEA

    News | 14 Aug 2008 13:00 | Victoria Moores

    French investigators have confirmed that a fractured elevator cable was the direct cause of last year's fatal Air Moorea de Havilland Canada Twin Otter accident...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cable-fracture-caused-Air-Moorea-Twin-Otter-crash-BEA-314718/
  • Accidents/incidents for 2007

    News | 07 Jan 2008 11:18 | David Learmount

    Fatal events involving illegal interference with the safety of aircraft 23 March Transaviaexport Ilyushin Il-76 (EW-78849) Mogadishu, Somalia 11 11 TO The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Accidentsincidents-for-2007-220648/
  • Cable fracture still central to Moorea Twin Otter crash inquiry

    News | 10 Dec 2007 14:23 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Newly-released details about August’s <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/08/10/216002/air-moorea-aircraft-crashes-into-pacific.html" target=_new>fatal&nbsp;Air Moorea de&nbsp;Havilland Canada Twin Otter accident in French Polynesia </A>show the aircraft suffered a sudden and rapid loss of control, causing it to crash into the sea just 11s later.</P> <P>A fractured elevator cable discovered in the wreckage remains a focus of attention for French investigators but the inquiry, which has just completed its initial phase, has not yet formally linked the damage to the 9 August accident.</P> <P>Elevator pitch-up and pitch-down in the Twin Otter are achieved using two cables, each about 12m (39ft) long, running along the right-hand side of the fuselage from the pilot’s control column.</P> <P>Investigators from <A href="http://www.bea-fr.org/anglaise/rapports/rap.htm" target=_blank>Bureau&nbsp;d’Enquetes et d’Analyses (BEA) </A>found that both of these cables, as well ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Cable-fracture-still-central-to-Moorea-Twin-Otter-crash-inquiry-220190/