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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Date:Tuesday 13 November 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Registration: C-GYHT
C/n / msn: 22375
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) NW of Churchill-Metropolitan Area Airport, MB (YYQ) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Churchill-Metropolitan Area Airport, MB (YYQ/CYYQ), Canada
Destination airport:?
No.1 engine oil temperature rise and a drop in oil pressure forced the crew to descend and turn back to Churchill. The aircraft couldn't hold the altitude and a forced landing was made in rough terrain 1/4 mile short of the runway. Reportedly, the aircraft was overloaded.

Forced landing outside airport

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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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