ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-749 Constellation (VC-121B) C-GXKS Rivière-du-Loup Airport, QC (YRI)
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Date:Thursday 21 June 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749 Constellation (VC-121B)
Operator:Beaver Air Spray
Registration: C-GXKS
MSN: 2609
First flight: 1949
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rivière-du-Loup Airport, QC (YRI) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rivière-du-Loup Airport, QC (YRI/CYRI), Canada
Hydraulics failure forced the crew to make a precautionary landing, during which the brakes failed. The aircraft overran the runway and was damaged beyond repair as a result.

Hydraulic system problem
Runway excursion


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