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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 29 May 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Gaspé
Registration: CF-QBB
MSN: 10081
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) SE of Rimouski Airport, QC (YXK) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gaspé Airport, QC (YGP/CYGP), Canada
Destination airport:Mont-Joli Airport, QC (YYY/CYYY), Canada
The aircraft crashed and burned after striking a tree while on instrument approach to Rimouski. The flight originated from Gaspé, with an intended destination of Mont-Joli. Adverse weather conditions forced the pilots to divert to Rimouski.

» The Montreal Gazette - May 30, 1973


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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 Gaspé Airport, QC to Mont-Joli Airport, QC as the crow flies is 272 km (170 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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