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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Date:Saturday 19 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: FL636
C/n / msn: 12063
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Ptolemy, near Blairmore, AB (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Comox Airport, BC (YQQ/CYQQ), Canada
Destination airport:Winnipeg International Airport, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
An RCAF Douglas C-47 took off from Comox, BC on a flight to Winnipeg, MB. It last reported over Cranbrook, BC at 04:28. Weather was reported poor over the last range of mountains. The aircraft struck Mount Ptolemy 9,229 ft (2813 m).

» Lethbridge Herald, AB 1946
» Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North / Ruud Leeuw


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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 Comox Airport, BC to Winnipeg International Airport, MB as the crow flies is 1959 km (1224 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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