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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 30 May 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 31
Operator:Pacific Western Airlines
Registration: CF-TFZ
C/n / msn: 13139
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beaverlodge Lake, NWT (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Beaverlodge Lake, NT, Canada
Narrative:
The Bristol 170 was at the end of the landing run at Beaverlodge Lake when the left-hand undercarriage broke through the ice of the lake. The aircraft fell onto the left wing.

Sources:
» Aviation History and Photography - Ruud Leeuw > Vintage Transports, photos by Friends & Guests
» Scramble 179(25)


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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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