Date: January 27, 1992
Time: ?
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Operator: Air Rainbow
Flight #: ?
Route: Nanaimo - Port Mellon
AC Type: Beech C18S
Registration: C-FRVR
cn / ln: 43-35632
Aboard: 9   (passengers:8  crew:1)
Fatalities: 7   (passengers:6  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off the float-plane rolled rapidly from side to side lost altitude and crashed into the water cart wheeled and broke up. Turbulence and downdrafts leading to loss of control of the aircraft. Possibly overloaded. Lack of experience in flying a heavily loaded Beech 18 aircraft.

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