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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Friday 25 July 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:St. Felicien Air Services
Registration: C-GLUC
C/n / msn: 4760
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Mistassini, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Matagami Airport, QC (YNM/CYNM), Canada
Destination airport:Quebec Airport, QC (YQB/CYQB), Canada
Narrative:
The pilots became lost when their radio and navigation equipment failed. When they were running low on fuel, a ditching had to be carried out in the Lake Mistassini, 20 feet offshore.

Classification:
Ditching

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photo of Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3) C-GLUC
photo of Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3) C-GLUC
Salvage of the DC-3 on lake Mistassini
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Map
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 Matagami Airport, QC to Quebec Airport, QC as the crow flies is 574 km (358 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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