Accident Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) CF-BZI,
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Date:Thursday 13 May 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Northwest Territorial Airways
Registration: CF-BZI
MSN: 13448
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Somerset Island, NU -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The C-47 transport plane touched down on the left main gear ski about 150 feet before the approach end of the runway. The ski
dug into the snow and slewed the aircraft sideways demolishing the undercarriage and causing other damage.
The pilot reported loss of depth perception during the approach.

PROBABLE CUASE: "The landing was attempted in weather conditions below authorized minima thus exposing the pilot to whiteout conditions."



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC/CYYC); 19 July 1994

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