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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:martes 29 agosto 1961
Hora:18:23 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operado por:Greenlandair
Alquilado a :Eastern Provincial Airways
Registración: CF-MEX
Numéro de série: 332
Año de Construcción: 1960
Horas Totales de la Célula:750
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:12,5 km (7.8 milles) NW of Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ) (   Groenlandia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ/BGSF), Groenlandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Aasiaat Airport (JEG/BGEM), Groenlandia
Descripción:
Crash landed following an intense in flight fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An in-flight fire, initiated and sustained by a severe fuel leak. The fuel leak was caused by the locking of a carburetor drain plug to unscrew."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Circular 69-AN/61 (160-162)


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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 Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport to Aasiaat Airport as the crow flies is 207 km (130 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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