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Last updated: 27 January 2022
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Datum:Sonntag 23 Juni 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-3 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Queen Charlotte Airlines
Kennzeichen: CF-EPI
Werknummer: 7408
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT), Kanada
Flug nach:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
Some 5 minutes after takeoff from Port Hardy, the crew reported they were returning because of elevator control problems. A long final approach to runway 15 was carried out. The DC-3 bounced on touchdown and was then seen to make an exceptionally sharp climb. At the top of the climb the aircraft stalled and crashed in a nose-down attitude, bursting into flames.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Because of a partially locked elevator, control of the aircraft was lost during an attempt to land."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (129)


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photo of Douglas-R4D-3-CF-EPI
accident date: 23-06-1957
type: Douglas R4D-3 (DC-3)
registration: CF-EPI
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Port Hardy Airport, BC to Vancouver International Airport, BC as the crow flies is 339 km (212 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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