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Promech Air de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter slams into a cliff, 9 killed in Alaska

Promech Air DHC-3T (Flt)(Promech Air)(LR)

Promech Air (Ketchikan) de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter with a pilot and eight passengers from a Holland America Line cruise ship died in a crash yesterday (June 25) near Ketchikan, Alaska. The Otter slammed into a cliff while on a sightseeing flight on Misty Fjords National Monument.

Promech Air DHC-3T (Flt Misty Fjords)(Promech Air)(LR)

Read the full report from Fox 13: CLICK HERE

The company described its operations:

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Promech Air is the largest air taxi in southern Southeast Alaska. Promech Air’s “can do” philosophy – along with our fleet, facilities, and personnel – make us the preferred carrier in the Ketchikan area. We have been transporting people and freight throughout Southeast Alaska for 30 years, giving us the experience to serve your transportation needs in a timely, safe, and affordable manner.

Promech Air flies to many locations throughout Southeast Alaska providing charter service to individuals and businesses, transporting everything from hunters and their gear to flowers and groceries. Promech Air;s flight seeing tours to Misty Fjords National Monument and Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery for bear viewing are some of the best tours offered in Alaska.

Promech Air currently operates four de Havilland Beavers and five de Havilland single-turbine Otters. These floatplanes are extraordinarily reliable and ideally suited for flying in Southeast Alaska. Standardization of our fleet, such as all aircraft being equipped with EDO floats, offers the advantage of simplified maintenance support. This allows us to operate with very few cancellations or flight delays due to maintenance.

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Crash of Rediske Air Otter in Alaska kills 10 people

Rediske Air (Nikiski) de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter N93PC (msn 280) (above) crashed at Soldotna yesterday in Alaska. Nine passengers and the pilot were killed in the crash. Soldotna is located in the Kenai Peninsula about 75 miles from Anchorage.

Rediske Air was established in 1991. According to the company, “Rediske Air Inc. specializes in air transportation, site seeing, aircraft charters, plane charter and freight services. We provide services to Anchorage and Kenai, AK and the surrounding areas.”

Read the full report (and photo) from the Peninsula Clarion: CLICK HERE

The NTSB issued this statement:

The National Transportation Safety Board is launching a go-team to Alaska to investigate the crash of a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter. The air taxi crashed at Soldotna Airport in Soldotna, Alaska, at 11:20 a.m. local time on Sunday July 7, 2013.

NTSB Senior Aviation Accident Investigator Dan Bower will serve as investigator-in-charge. NTSB Board Member Earl F. Weener is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N93PC is pictured at the Nikiski, Alaska base prior to the accident.

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Harbour Air, Westcoast Air and Kenmore Air to build a new terminal in Victoria Inner Harbour

Harbour Air Seaplanes (Vancouver Harbour), Westcoast Air (Vancouver Harbour) and Kenmore Air (Kenmore, WA) are coming together to build a new seaplane terminal in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, replacing the present facility consisting of converted trailers. The city council of Victoria has approved the variances to build the new terminal on city property according to this report by the Times Colonist.

Harbour Air acquired the assets of Westcoast Air on April 30, 2010.

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Harbour Air’s de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter C-FRNO (msn 21) is captured beautifully inflight near Sechelt, British Columbia.

Harbour Air: AG Slide Show

Harbour Air-Westcoast Air logos

Westcoast Air: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Westcoast Air and parent Harbour Air are now developing a common livery. Westcoast Air’s de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter C-GQKN (msn 94) showcases 2013 livery which replaces the more colorful green, blue and white color scheme from 2008.

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Harbour Air-Westcoast Air 5:2013 Route Map