Flugunfall 22 DEC 1950 einer Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) CF-CUF - Penticton, BC
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 22 Dezember 1950
Zeit:13:53 PST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Kennzeichen: CF-CUF
Werknummer: 12855
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:26 km (16.3 Meilen) N of Penticton, BC (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Kanada
Flug nach:Penticton Airport, BC (YYF/CYYF), Kanada
Flugnummer: 4
Aircraft approaching Penticton Airport must remain at an altitude of at least 6,500 feet until passing the a fan marker at the Okanagan Mountain. After passing the marker, let down is rapid: 700-800 ft/min. Approaching the marker, the DC-3 contacted trees on the Okanagan Mountain. The port tail plane and elevator were almost immediately sheared off by the trees while the port wing struck a large tree shearing the wing off. The wreckage rotated to the left and slid until coming to rest approximately 400 feet from the first contact with the trees. Both the co-pilot and pilot-in-command sustained fatal injuries.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft struck Okanagan Mountain as a result of being below the minimum altitude permissible when passing through the Greata fan marker during an instrument approach procedure on the Penticton Radio Range."

» ICAO Circular 18-AN/15 (22-25)


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Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Penticton Airport, BC as the crow flies is 259 km (162 miles).

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