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Accident description
Last updated: 22 March 2018
Date:Monday 3 November 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota 3
Operator:Kenting Atlas Aviation
Registration: C-FOOY
C/n / msn: 12411
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:80 km (50 mls) N of Frobisher Bay, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pond Inlet Airport, NU (YIO/CYIO), Canada
Destination airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
A wheels-up landing was made in a shallow valley following fuel exhaustion. The DC-3 couldn't land at its destination due to bad weather.

Fuel starvation
Forced landing outside airport

» The Saturday Citizen - Nov 5, 1975


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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 Pond Inlet Airport, NU to Frobisher Bay Airport, NU as the crow flies is 1055 km (659 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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