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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Date:Wednesday 19 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: FZ576
C/n / msn: 12111
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) NW of Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Victoria-Patricia Bay Airport, BC (YYJ/CYYJ), Canada
Destination airport:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT), Canada
Struck a densely wooded hillside after overshooting Port Hardy.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Victoria-Patricia Bay Airport, BC to Port Hardy Airport, BC as the crow flies is 360 km (225 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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