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Last updated: 22 April 2021
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Datum:Montag 17 Januar 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Kennzeichen: 987
Werknummer: 33115/16367
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:112 km (70 Meilen) SE of Churchill, MB (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Rivers Airport, MB (YYI), Kanada
Flug nach:Arctic Bay Airport, NU (YAB/CYAB), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
The Dakota III performed a forced landing on a rough and broken Hudson Bay icefield, 70 miles southeast of Churchill, MB.
The aircraft had drifted off course and ran out of fuel. It operated on a mercy flight from Rivers to Arctic Bay, Canada.
All 12 on board were rescued.

Informationsquelle:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Western Star (Corner Brook, NL) 25 January 1949, p1
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 24 January 1949, p2


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Distance from Rivers Airport, MB to Arctic Bay Airport, NU as the crow flies is 2645 km (1653 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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