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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:Thursday 1 February 1962
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Canadair DC-4M1 North Star
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 17520
C/n / msn: 104
First flight: 1947
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hall Beach Airport, NU (YUX) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Hall Beach Airport, NU (YUX/CYUX), Canada
Destination airport:Cambridge Bay Airport, NU (YCB/CYCB), Canada
The Canadair North Star airplane suffered a loss of oil pressure on the number 4 engine. The pilot decided to return to Hall Beach Airport. Shortly afterwards the crew radioed a mayday because engines number 2 and 3 were also losing oil pressure. The airplane made a wheels-up landing north of runway 36.

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Distance from Hall Beach Airport, NU to Cambridge Bay Airport, NU as the crow flies is 942 km (589 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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