Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 14 January 1993
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL
Operator:Central Mountain Air Services
Registration: C-FAAM
C/n / msn: 9862
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bronson Creek, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Bronson Creek Airport, BC (YBM), Canada
Destination airport:Wrangell Airport, AK (WRG/PAWG), United States of America
Narrative:
Bank angle increased to 90deg while climbing through 800 feet in a left turn. The nose pitched down and the aircraft descended rapidly.

Sources:
» Flight International
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#138)
» Scramble 165


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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 Bronson Creek Airport, BC to Wrangell Airport, AK as the crow flies is 81 km (51 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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