ASN Aircraft accident Bristol 170 Freighter 31E CF-QWJ Rankin Inlet, NU
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Date:Friday 31 May 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 31E
Registration: CF-QWJ
MSN: 13078
First flight:
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 734
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rankin Inlet, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Thompson Airport, MB (YTH/CYTH), Canada
Destination airport:Rankin Inlet-Sherbrooke Airport, NU (YRT/CYRT), Canada
The Bristol Freighter entered a spiral dive and crashed on the ice following an engine failure.

Loss of control


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Distance from Thompson Airport, MB to Rankin Inlet-Sherbrooke Airport, NU as the crow flies is 838 km (524 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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