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Datum:zondag 9 november 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Austin Airways
Registratie: CF-AAL
Constructienummer: 26828/15383
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3 km (1.9 mijl) van Timmins Airport, ON (YTS) (   Canada)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Winisk Airport, ON (YWN), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Timmins Airport, ON (YTS/CYTS), Canada
Weather at the destination Timmins was marginal, yet the crew decided to takeoff. After passing the alternate Kapuskasing weather at Timmins worsened. The pilot elected to return to Winisk, but the approach was missed because of bad weather. The DC-3 then continued to Timmins again, where weather was below IFR minima. The aircraft crashed just 2 miles short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

CAUSES: "The pilot made inadequate pre flight preparations for a flight into known marginal weather. The pilot descended below the minimum altitude. The pilot exposed himself and his crew to the effects of fatigue by attempting a flight after a long period of duty."


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Winisk Airport, ON en Timmins Airport, ON bedraagt 776 km (485 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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