Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 14 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Dorval Air Transport
Registration: CF-BZH
C/n / msn: 6079
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) NW of Fort Chimo, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Destination airport:Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC (YVP/CYVP), Canada
Narrative:
Crashed while operating on a supply flight for the Canadian Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line. Killed in the accident was adventurer Harold E. "Whitey" Dahl.

Sources:
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Feb 17, 1956
» The Times-News - Feb 17, 1956


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Distance from Frobisher Bay Airport, NU to Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC as the crow flies is 625 km (390 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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