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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 13 février 1956
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 31
Compagnie:Maritime Central Airways
Immatriculation: CF-FZU
Numéro de série: 13136
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2,4 km (1.5 milles) de Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB) (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Simpson Lake Airstrip, NU, Canada
Détails:
The Bristol 170 aircraft took off at about 08:25 on a non-scheduled flight from FOX to CAM D with the pilot-in-command, co-pilot
and flight engineer on board; the chassis and engine of a five ton dump truck was carried as freight. About one minute after take-off the pilot-in-command called the control tower and told them that his load had shifted to the rear. At 08:27 when the aircraft was
approaching the end of the downwind leg it was seen to assume a climbing attitude, fall into a spin to the right and crash to the ground. Also five seconds after the impact the aircraft exploded and caught fire. The three crew members were killed and the aircraft was destroyed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The truck, which was not properly secured, broke free, probably during the acceleration of take-off and slid to the rear of the aircraft, causing the centre-of gravity of the aircraft to move considerably aft of the maximum permissible aft limit. While attempting to return to land the pilot lost control of the aircraft which stalled, went into a spin and crashed."

Sources:
» The Age - Feb 15, 1956


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Frobisher Bay Airport, NU et Simpson Lake Airstrip, NU est de 1161 km (726 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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