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Accident description
Last updated: 21 February 2018
Date:Thursday 25 January 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Operator:Reindeer Air Service
Registration: CF-HQI
C/n / msn: 30466
First flight: 1944
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:Sachs Harbour Airport, NT (YSY) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Sachs Harbour Airport, NT (YSY/CYSY), Canada
The Curtiss swerved off the snow-covered runway, nosed down and fell back heavily.

Runway excursion


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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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