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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 19 August 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3C)
Operator:Air North
Registration: C-GZOF
MSN: 20833
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Destination airport:Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC (YPR/CYPR), Canada
After a two-year lease period to Wagisla Air, the DC-3 was flown back to Air North. The aircraft took off from Vancouver runway 08 but was forced to return due to a no. 2 engine failure (overspeeding prop). The DC-3 struck the embankment of the Fraser River during the turn to runway 30.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/95 (#69)
» CADORS Number: 1995P0326


photo of Douglas-DC-3C-C-GZOF
accident date: 19-08-1995
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: C-GZOF

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 Vancouver International Airport, BC to Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC as the crow flies is 749 km (468 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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