ASN Aircraft accident Fairchild C-82A Packet 45-57798 Resolute Bay, NU
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Date:Thursday 24 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-57798
MSN: 10168
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:510 km (318.8 mls) NW of Resolute Bay, NU (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Destination airport:Resolute Airport, NU (YRB/CYRB), Canada
Crash-landed on ice of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut after the flight crew became lost. The Packet operated on a supply flight from Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island to Resolute Bay.
Crew rescued by ski-equipped C-47, 28 March 1949.

Forced landing outside airport

» Brandon Daily Sun March 26,1949
» San Bernardino Sun 27 March 1949, p1
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Frobisher Bay Airport, NU to Resolute Airport, NU as the crow flies is 1563 km (977 miles).

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