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#481 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:22 AM

New fare classes for HA.  Looking out to a July booking, looks like the lowest fares are $132 on the weekend harbour to harbour, $139 weekdays.

 

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#482 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:40 AM

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Harbour Air is partnering with Kenmore Air for Seattle to Vancouver flights.


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#483 Rob Randall

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:07 AM

A Beaver floatplane has crashed north of Sydney, Australia this morning killing six. The plane spent its entire existence since delivery in 1963 in Australia with all maintenance done there so it has no connection to Victoria flight operators or Viking Air. From photographs it doesn't appear VH-NOO had been modified to a turbo engine like Victoria Beavers have been.


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#484 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:27 PM

Richard Cousins, the CEO of Compass Group, the world's largest food service provider, was killed along with his family in that crash in Australia. Compass provides food and other services to local hospitals including VGH, Jubilee and Saanich Peninsula as well as many of the big nursing homes. 

 

Also killed was the pilot, Gareth Morgan from North Vancouver. I don't know if he ever flew into Victoria Harbour.


Edited by Rob Randall, 01 January 2018 - 07:58 PM.

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#485 Matt R.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:29 PM

I heard about this crash at the time and today more in-depth about the pilot, but strangely the story didn’t mention the VIP aboard.

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#486 spanky123

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

A Beaver floatplane has crashed north of Sydney, Australia this morning killing six. The plane spent its entire existence since delivery in 1963 in Australia with all maintenance done there so it has no connection to Victoria flight operators or Viking Air. From photographs it doesn't appear VH-NOO had been modified to a turbo engine like Victoria Beavers have been.

 

If the maintenance facility ever bought any spare parts then it had a connection to Viking. I am not suggesting that it had anything to do with the crash, just that Viking makes all of the spare parts for the Beaver.



#487 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:07 AM

Looks like they all likely drowned.  Attempted rescuers were there in 60 seconds but could not get the plane doors open.  But they jumped in the oily water and gave it their best.

 

Some photos and decent story here...

 

http://www.dailymail...ught-photo.html


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 02 January 2018 - 09:09 AM.

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#488 Bingo

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:26 AM

Business is taking off.

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#489 Bingo

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

A Beaver floatplane has crashed north of Sydney, Australia this morning killing six. The plane spent its entire existence since delivery in 1963 in Australia with all maintenance done there so it has no connection to Victoria flight operators or Viking Air. From photographs it doesn't appear VH-NOO had been modified to a turbo engine like Victoria Beavers have been.

 

North Vancouver pilot may have accidentally been knocked out moments before fatal crash

 
 

The owner of an Australian seaplane company says a fatal mishap may have caused a de Havilland Beaver to crash near Sydney on New Year's Eve, killing all six on board, including North Vancouver pilot Gareth Morgan.

Jerry Schwartz told The Australian news outlet that a passenger in the front seat of the Sydney Seaplanes aircraft may have caused Morgan to become unconscious, possibly by striking him in the head with a camera or elbow while trying to take photographs.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...crash-1.4857171

 


 



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