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Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749 Constellation (VC-121B)
Operator:Beaver Air Spray
Registration: C-GXKS
C/n / msn: 2609
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rivičre-du-Loup Airport, QC (YRI) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rivičre-du-Loup Airport, QC (YRI/CYRI), Canada
Narrative:
Hydraulics failure forced the crew to make a precautionary landing, during which the brakes failed. The aircraft overran the runway and was damaged beyond repair as a result.

Classification:

Runway excursion

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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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