Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 26 June 1994
Time:14:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK Dakota 3 (DC-3C)
Operator:Buffalo Airways
Registration: C-FROD
C/n / msn: 12307
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:18456
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,9 km (0.6 mls) S of Fort Simpson Airport, NT (YFS) (   Canada) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Trout Lake, NT, Canada
Destination airport:Fort Simpson Airport, NT (YFS/CYFS), Canada
Flightnumber: 526
Narrative:
The DC-3 was on finals for runway 31 when a forced landing on a gravel road was carried out. The aircraft struck trees next to the road.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight was commenced with a fuel quantity below the minimum requirements, resulting in loss of engine power because
of fuel exhaustion. Contributing to the occurrence was the lack of flight crew coordination."

Sources:
» Flight International 18-24.1.95
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#139)
» Scramble 184
» Scramble 187(35)

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
report status: Final
report number: TSB Report A94W0106
report released:07-JUN-1995
duration of investigation:346 days (11.5 months)
download report: Fuel Exhaustion , Buffalo Airways (1986) Ltd., Douglas DC-3C C-FROD, Fort Simpson Airport,, Northwest Territories .5 nm SW (TSB Report A94W0106)

investigating agency: Transportation Safety Board (TSB) - Canada
report status: Final
report number: TSB Report A94W0106
report released:07-JUN-1995
duration of investigation:346 days (11.5 months)
download report: Fuel Exhaustion , Buffalo Airways (1986) Ltd., Douglas DC-3C C-FROD, Fort Simpson Airport,, Northwest Territories .5 nm SW (TSB Report A94W0106)

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