Narrative:The DC-4 was involved in transporting 9000 litres of Arctic Diesel to the Carat Lake mine. During the landing roll the nose gear collapsed and the aircraft's nose dropped over an embankment off the end of the runway. The fuel cells, which where bolted to the aircraft's floor, broke loose and resulted in an unknown quantity of fuel spilling.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Friday 29 December 2006|
Douglas C-54A-1-DO (DC-4)
|C/n / msn:|| 7458|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Carat Lake, NU ( Canada)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Carat Lake, NU, Canada|
In July 2007 the nose section of C-GXKN, which crashed in January 2006, was transported to Carat Lake to repair C-GPSH.
» TSB A06W0250
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.