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Last updated: 20 September 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 28 August 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54E (DC-4)
Operator:Buffalo Airways
Registration: C-GQIC
C/n / msn: 27343
First flight: 1944
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Diavik Airport, NT (DVK) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF), Canada
Destination airport:Diavik Airport, NT (DVK), Canada
Flightnumber: 928
The DC-4 struck the approach lights and touched down about three feet short of the threshold of runway 10 at the Diavik Airport. The aircraft spun around, the right wing separated and fire erupted in the wreckage which came to rest on the runway about 1000 feet from the threshold. The crew evacuated the aircraft with minor injuries, and AFF was on the scene within 5 minutes and extinguished the fire.

» CADORS Number: 2002C1097


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Distance from Yellowknife Airport, NT to Diavik Airport, NT as the crow flies is 305 km (190 miles).

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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