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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 12 August 1948
Type:Canadair DC-4M1 North Star
Operator:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registration: CF-TEL
C/n / msn: 103
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sydney Airport, NS (YQY) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL), Canada
Destination airport:Sydney Airport, NS (YQY/CYQY), Canada
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair on landing when it hit an unlit pile of earth short of the runway. The undercarriage punctured the fuel tanks and a fire erupted.
The airplane operated on a service from Montreal to Prestwick with an en route stop at Sydney, Canada.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)
» The Milwaukee Journal - Aug 12, 1948
» Flight 19-8-1948


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Distance from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC to Sydney Airport, NS as the crow flies is 1055 km (660 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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