ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK Dakota 4MFP CF-KAH Norman Wells Airport, NT (YVQ)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Wednesday 5 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK Dakota 4MFP
Operator:McKenzie Air
Registration: CF-KAH
MSN: 27184/15739
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Norman Wells Airport, NT (YVQ) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
One engine began to run rough and sparks were seen around the cowl. The propeller was feathered and an emergency descent was set up into Norman Wells Airport, NT (YVQ). On approach the other engine backfired, ran rough and failed completely. The aircraft force landed five miles short of the runway.

Forced landing outside airport

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