Accident description
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 31 May 1974
Type:Bristol 170 Freighter 31E
Operator:Lambair
Registration: CF-QWJ
C/n / msn: 13078
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 734
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rankin Inlet, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Thompson Airport, MB (YTH/CYTH), Canada
Destination airport:Rankin Inlet-Sherbrooke Airport, NU (YRT/CYRT), Canada
Narrative:
The Bristol Freighter entered a spiral dive and crashed on the ice following an engine failure.

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Distance from Thompson Airport, MB to Rankin Inlet-Sherbrooke Airport, NU as the crow flies is 838 km (524 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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