Narrative:The airplane departed Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY) participating in a search for a Douglas C-54 that went missing January 26 near Snag, YT (Canada). Weather in the search area was overcast to broken. The airplane was caught in a downdraft and flew into the side of a mountain.
|Date:||07 FEB 1950|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 17040/34306|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Total airframe hrs:||3558|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||24 km (15 mls) NW of Pon Lake, YT (Canada)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Canada|
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Mystery C-47 in the Yukon / By Ruud Leeuw
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 Whitehorse Airport, YT to Whitehorse Airport, YT as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN 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.