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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 7 September 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter
Registration: C-GKFC
MSN: 4200
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) E of Brockett, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lethbridge Airport, AB (YQL/CYQL), Canada
Destination airport:Vernon Airport, BC (YVE/CYVK), Canada
A fire in the lavatory was discovered and an emergency descent from FL120 was carried out. The aircraft landed safely in a stubble field, but the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Forced landing outside airport


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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 Lethbridge Airport, AB to Vernon Airport, BC as the crow flies is 469 km (293 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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