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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:Friday 19 June 1970
Time:ca 16:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK Dakota IIIR
Operator:Austin Airways
Registration: CF-AAC
C/n / msn: 25369/13924
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Val-d'Or Airport, QC (YVO) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Val-dOr Airport, QC (YVO/CYVO), Canada
Destination airport:Ottawa International Airport, ON (YOW/CYOW), Canada
Narrative:
The chartered flight from Rouyn to Ottawa with three crew and 24 passengers, most school children, took off about 16:00 from Rouyn Airport, but landed minutes later at Val-d'Or Airport for unknown reasons. Took off again short time later and crashed near or at the end of the runway.

Sources:
» The Montreal Gazette 20 June 1970, p1


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Distance from Val-dOr Airport, QC to Ottawa International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 341 km (213 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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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