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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 2 December 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Aero Trades (Western)
Registration: C-FJRW
MSN: 42983
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Spence Bay Airport, NU (YYH) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Winnipeg International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
Destination airport:Spence Bay Airport, NU (YYH/CYYH), Canada
The DC-4 undershot the runway and struck the ground 50 feet short and 4 feet below the runway. The left main gear collapsed, causing the plane to turn 200deg.


» E-mail from Sheldon Kelly, 19-09-2006


photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-C-FJRW
accident date: 02-12-1981
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: C-FJRW

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 Winnipeg International Airport, MB to Spence Bay Airport, NU as the crow flies is 2176 km (1360 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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