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Accident description
Last updated: 8 October 2015
Date:Monday 12 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Kenting Atlas Aviation
Registration: CF-OOV
C/n / msn: 13300
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Iqaluit Airport, NU (YFB) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Iqaluit Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Destination airport:Resolute Airport, NU (YRB/CYRB), Canada
Engine power was lost after takeoff. The pilot tried to return, but crash-landed short of the airport. The DC-3 was returning from major overhaul in Toronto.

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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 Iqaluit Airport, NU to Resolute Airport, NU as the crow flies is 1563 km (977 miles).

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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