Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 September 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ilford Riverton Airways
Registration: CF-AII
C/n / msn: 19353
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fort Severn Airport, ON (YER) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canada
Destination airport:Fort Severn Airport, ON (YER), Canada
Narrative:
Struck a riverbank 402m short of the runway in heavy fog, collided with a building on the shore and burst into flames.

Sources:
» Winnipeg Free Press September 27, 1975


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Distance from Pickle Lake Airport, ON to Fort Severn Airport, ON as the crow flies is 531 km (332 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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