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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Monday 5 August 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Laurentian Air Services
Registration: C-FTAT
MSN: 11850
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bagotville, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Tuque Airport, QC (YLQ/CYLQ), Canada
Destination airport:Saint-Honoré Airport, QC (YRC), Canada
The aircraft flew into Mt. Apica at 2750 feet while descending for Saint-Honoré in clouds. The aircraft was operating on a flight from La Tuque to Belle Plage with a stop at Saint-Honoré. On board were Canadian International Paper workers on their way to a logging camp.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» For the Love of Flying: The Story of Laurentian Air Services / Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail


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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 La Tuque Airport, QC to Saint-Honoré Airport, QC as the crow flies is 178 km (111 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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