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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166887
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Time:8:25 AM
Type:Silhouette image of generic FH11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild Hiller FH-1100
Owner/operator:Okanagan Helicopters
Registration: CF-OKR
MSN: 41
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Enak Lake, NWT -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Enak Lake, NWT, Canada
Destination airport:Norman Wells, NWT, Canada
The helicopter with pilot Hughie Hughes and two passengers, Fred Hamilton and Matt Bjarnason were on a reconnaissance flight from base camp at Enak lake to Norman Wells to scout for likely rock formations to study as well as likely fishing spots. Mr. Hamilton was the chief geologist of Texaco Canada and Matt Bjarnason was the field party chief. Mr. Hamilton had flown in from Calgary after the field party had been established for about 3 weeks at base camp near Enak Lake.


This information is from memory because I was in that field party on June 11, 1969 as a junior geologist. This information is my personal recollection. There were no digital cameras or portable video recorders in 1969 and I was not able to get to the crash site. I have only the descriptions of those who were accident investigators and the family member who made positive identification of the deceased.

Revision history:

12-Jun-2014 15:04 RefereeFoon Added
06-Sep-2020 05:48 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Plane category]

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