ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) CF-BZH Fort Chimo, QC
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Date:Tuesday 14 February 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Dorval Air Transport
Registration: CF-BZH
MSN: 6079
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) NW of Fort Chimo, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Destination airport:Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC (YVP/CYVP), Canada
Crashed while operating on a supply flight for the Canadian Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line. Killed in the accident was adventurer Harold E. "Whitey" Dahl.

» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Feb 17, 1956
» The Times-News - Feb 17, 1956


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Distance from Frobisher Bay Airport, NU to Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC as the crow flies is 625 km (390 miles).

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