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DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2

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DHC2
Aircraft
Name DHC-2
Manufacturer DE HAVILLAND CANADA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group 2


Manufacturered as:

AIRTECH (1) Beaver
AIRTECH (1) DHC-2-PZL3S Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA L-20 Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA U-6 Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 Mk1 Beaver
DE HAVILLAND CANADA Beaver


DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2

DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 DE HAVILLAND CANADA DHC-2 3D

Description

The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single engined, high wing, propeller-driven, Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada, primarily known as a bush plane. It is used for cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and aerial topdressing), and has been widely adopted by armed forces as a utility aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.63 m47.999 ft <br />
Length 9.22 m30.249 ft <br />
Height 2.74 m8.99 ft <br />
Powerplant 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. radial engine, 450 hp (336 kW).
Engine model Pratt & Whitney R-985

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 109 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 310 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 305 m
MTOW 23002,300 kg <br />2.3 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL180 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 670670 nm <br />1,240,840 m <br />1,240.84 km <br />4,070,997.378 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving DHC2

  • DHC2, Squaw Lake Quebec Canada, 2005 (On 1st September 2005, a DHC-2 Beaver, crashed near Squaw Lake, Quebec, Canada, following loss of control in poor weather and moderate to severe turbulence.)
  • DHC2, manoeuvring, Jerusalem Bay north of Sydney Australia, 2017 (On 31 December 2017, a de Havilland DHC2 floatplane being manoeuvred at low level over Jerusalem Bay shortly after takeoff was observed to enter a steeply banked turn from which it appeared to depart controlled flight and impact the water surface below almost vertically. The Investigation concluded that the aircraft had stalled despite the exemplary proficiency record of the pilot and that in the absence of any other plausible explanation found that the loss of control was likely to have been the effect of an elevated exposure to carbon monoxide found during post mortem toxicology testing.)