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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 21 May 1989
Time:13:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Central Mountain Air Services
Registration: C-GWYX
C/n / msn: 13343
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bronson Creek, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Wrangell Airport, AK (WRG/PAWG), United States of America
Destination airport:Bronson Creek Airport, BC (YBM), Canada
Narrative:
A forced landing was made following a fire in the no. 2 engine. The fire spread to the fuel tanks following landing.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/89 (#25)


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C-GWYX was later sold to Central Mountain Air Services
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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 Wrangell Airport, AK to Bronson Creek Airport, BC as the crow flies is 81 km (51 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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