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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 5 April 1957
Time:ca 22:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:World Wide Airways
Registration: CF-JNN
C/n / msn: 20058
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Hall Beach Airport, NU (YUX) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Hall Beach Airport, NU (YUX/CYUX), Canada
Narrative:
The aircraft departed the FOX-Main DEW Line station at Hall Beach, Canada at approximately 17:06 hours on a flight calling at various DEW Line sites and intending to return to Fox. At 21:57 hours, on the last flight, the captain called Fox tower and gave the estimated time of arrival as 22:07 hours. In his statement the captain said that he passed over the site at Fox and made a descending turn to the left to join the circuit on the downwind leg for runway 36. Shortly after levelling off on the downwind leg, the aircraft lost altitude (700 to 800 feet) and struck the ground in what appeared to have been an almost straight and level attitude. The pilot-in-command suffered minor injuries.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right hand wing and fuselage. The no. 1 prop had detached, cutting a hole in the left hand side of the fuselage.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "While trying to fly visually at night without adequate reference to instruments, the pilot allowed the aircraft to lose altitude while on the downwind leg of the circuit; the aircraft struck the ground with wheels down in a slightly nose down attitude."



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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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