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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Thursday 4 April 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Central Mountain Air Services
Registration: C-FQNF
MSN: 26643/15198
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thutade Lake, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Sturdee Airport, BC (YTC), Canada
Destination airport:Smithers Airport, BC (YYD/CYYD), Canada
Crashed on the frozen surface of a lake, 3680 feet asl. The flight was flown VFR in daylight with sudden heavy snow squalls.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/94 (#137)
» Scramble Vol.12, nr.12


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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 Sturdee Airport, BC to Smithers Airport, BC as the crow flies is 262 km (164 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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