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Last updated: 15 July 2020
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Date:Thursday 24 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-57798
C/n / msn: 10168
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:510 km (318.8 mls) NW of Resolute Bay, NU (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Destination airport:Resolute Airport, NU (YRB/CYRB), Canada
Narrative:
Crash-landed on ice of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut after the flight crew became lost. The Packet operated on a supply flight from Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island to Resolute Bay.
Crew rescued by ski-equipped C-47, 28 March 1949.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Brandon Daily Sun March 26,1949
» San Bernardino Sun 27 March 1949, p1
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Frobisher Bay Airport, NU to Resolute Airport, NU as the crow flies is 1563 km (977 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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