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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Fecha:jueves 24 marzo 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 45-57798
Numéro de série: 10168
Año de Construcción: 1947
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:510 km (318.8 milles) NW of Resolute Bay, NU (   Canadá)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Resolute Airport, NU (YRB/CYRB), Canadá
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.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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