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Last updated: 18 June 2021
Date:Tuesday 11 November 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-125-400A
Operator:Churchill Falls Co.
Registration: CF-CFL
MSN: 25193/NA725
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Wabush, NL (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Churchill Falls Airport, NL (ZUM/CZUM), Canada
Destination airport:Wabush Airport, NL (YWK/CYWK), Canada
Improper instrument approach; crashed.

Probable Cause:

ASSIGNED CAUSE: "The pilot was cleared by air traffic control centre to perform a cancelled approach procedure. The pilot performed the currently approved procedure on the wrong beacon."


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Distance from Churchill Falls Airport, NL to Wabush Airport, NL as the crow flies is 195 km (122 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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