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Accident description
Last updated: 4 October 2015
Date:Monday 28 April 1947
Time:ca 23:15
Type:Lockheed 18-08A Lodestar
Operator:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registration: CF-TDF
C/n / msn: 18-2248
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) N of Vancouver, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lethbridge Airport, AB (YQL/CYQL), Canada
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Flightnumber: 3
The Lodestar went missing while on approach to Vancouver. The wreckage was found September 27th, 1994 in a remote area just west of Mount Elsay on a wooded slope.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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Distance from Lethbridge Airport, AB to Vancouver International Airport, BC as the crow flies is 747 km (467 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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