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Encyclopedia > Sandspit, British Columbia

Sandspit is the largest town on the Queen Charlotte Islands off the Pacific coast of northern British Columbia, Canada. It is served by Sandspit Airport. The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii are an archipelago off the north-west coast of British Columbia, Canada, consisting of two main islands: Graham Island in the North, and Moresby Island in the south. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735...

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Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada (1648 words)
Sandspit's history goes back to at least one ancient Haida Village, Kil, which was situated east of Haans Creek.
The Queen Charlotte Islands are accessed by ferry from Prince Rupert on the BC mainland to the Skidegate Landing Ferry Terminal on Graham Island, by air from Vancouver to Sandspit on Moresby Island (770 km), and by air from Prince Rupert to Sandspit.
To the east of Sandspit is Alliford Bay, the Moresby Island terminus of the important inter-island ferry between Alliford Bay and Skidegate Landing on Graham Island.
TSB Reports - Air 2002 - A02P0290 (1746 words)
This observation, taken at 2020, reported the wind to be from 220 degrees magnetic at 30 knots, gusting to 37 knots.
The GPWS is designed to generate aural and visual warnings if the aircraft enters a flight path toward the ground that would lead to a collision with terrain, or for a landing with an incorrect landing configuration.
These distractions, and the numerous radio transmissions to the aircraft regarding the Sandspit weather, likely resulted in the crew forgetting that the gear had not been extended and the before-landing checklist not completed.
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