Narrative:A Buffalo Airways Douglas DC-3C sustained damage in a forced landing Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF), Canada.
Flight BFL1680 departed runway 16 at Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF) on a VFR departure for an IFR flight plan to Hay River Airport, NT (YHY). On departure, the tower controller observed torching and smoke from starboard engine and transmitted to BFL168 with no response. The controller then gave flight 168 priority for runway 10. The DC-3 circled right for runway 10. On finals the tower controller advised the flight that the main landing gear was not down. The airplane then crash landed on the southwest infield, south of the threshold of runway 10.
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Distance from Yellowknife Airport, NT to Hay River Airport, NT as the crow flies is 192 km (120 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.