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Last updated: 26 November 2021
Date:Monday 18 September 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Kenn Borek Air
Registration: CF-CRW
MSN: 18958
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Komakuk, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Komakuk Airport, NU (CYAJ), Canada
The aircraft approached slightly faster then usual to counter gusty conditions from the 16-20 knots headwind. The aircraft landed on runway 27 but to be steered left off the runway in order to avoid overrunning into a 24 feet embankment. The aircraft dropped down a 5 feet embankment and went up on its nose. The wind was actually from 90deg.

High speed landing
Runway excursion


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