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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 1 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Aero Trades (Western)
Registration: C-FQIX
C/n / msn: 7476
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thompson Airport, MB (YTH) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Thompson Airport, MB (YTH/CYTH), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A no. 1 engine fire forced the crew to return to the airport. The engine fire extinguishing system failed and the aircraft landed with the engine still burning. The left wing and fuselage were consumed by fire.



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