- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 29, 2010
Time: 12:15
Location: Ahousat, British Columbia
Operator: Air Taxi - Atleo River Air Service Ltd.
Flight #: ?
Route: Tofino - Ahousat
AC Type: Cessna A185F Skywagon
Registration: C-GIYQ
cn / ln: 18503618
Aboard: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The float plane crashed into the waters near Flores Island and sank. The landing was attempted with the wheels lowered. It is most likely drunken passengers aboard the floatplane interfered with the pilot during the flight, causing him to lose control and crash. It is possible that one of the passengers seated behind the pilot kicked the pilot's seat forward and held it there. This could have pushed the pilot into the instrument panel and the controls forward, inducing a dive.
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