Accident description
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 4 April 1991
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK
Operator:Central Mountain Air Services
Registration: C-FQNF
C/n / msn: 26643
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thutade Lake, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Sturdee Airport, BC (YTC), Canada
Destination airport:Smithers Airport, BC (YYD/CYYD), Canada
Narrative:
Crashed on the frozen surface of a lake, 3680 feet asl. The flight was flown VFR in daylight with sudden heavy snow squalls.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#137)
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.12


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Distance from Sturdee Airport, BC to Smithers Airport, BC as the crow flies is 262 km (164 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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