Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 11 April 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Superior Airways
Registration: CF-XXT
C/n / msn: 15767/27212
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Wunnummin Lake Airport, ON (WNN) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Wunnummin Lake Airport, ON (WNN), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Take-off from the ice strip was rejected. The pilot deliberately ground looped the aircraft in an attempt to avoid a weak spot of ice. The undercarriage collapsed.

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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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