ASN Aircraft accident Bristol 170 Freighter 31M C-FWAD Hay River Airport, NT (YHY)
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Date:Sunday 20 November 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 31M
Registration: C-FWAD
MSN: 13253
First flight: 1956
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 734
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hay River Airport, NT (YHY) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Hay River Airport, NT (YHY/CYHY), Canada
Destination airport:?
The aircraft stalled in a nearly vertical attitude at 200 feet height, pitched nose down and crashed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Shifting of a load of corrugated sheet steel.

Cargo shift
Loss of control


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