Accident description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 25 March 1960
Type:Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:Wheeler Airlines
Registration: CF-IHQ
C/n / msn: 448
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:DEW Site 28, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Curtiss CF-IHQ took off from a dewline airstrip at 00:27 for a flight to another airstrip. The aircraft was on the downwind leg when it struck the ground at 780 feet asl.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot failed to maintain sufficient altitude and the aircraft struck the ground while on the downwind leg of a circuit to land."

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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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