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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 12 June 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27J
Operator:Great Northern Airways
Registration: CF-GND
C/n / msn: 113
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Resolute Airport, NU (YRB) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF), Canada
Destination airport:Sherrard Bay Airstrip, NU, Canada
Narrative:
The flight originated in Calgary (YYZ) to Yellowknife (YZF) and continued to Sherrard Bay but diverted to Resolute Airport (YRB) due to headwinds being much stronger than forecast. A forced landing was carried out near Resolute Airport.



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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 Yellowknife Airport, NT to Sherrard Bay Airstrip, NU as the crow flies is 1519 km (950 miles).

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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