Accident Douglas Dakota III (DC-3) 987, Monday 17 January 1949
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Date:Monday 17 January 1949
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 987
MSN: 33115/16367
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:112 km SE of Churchill, MB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rivers Airport, MB (YYI)
Destination airport:Arctic Bay Airport, NU (YAB/CYAB)
Narrative:
The Dakota III performed a forced landing on a rough and broken Hudson Bay icefield, 70 miles southeast of Churchill, MB.
The aircraft had drifted off course and ran out of fuel. It operated on a mercy flight from Rivers to Arctic Bay, Canada.
All 12 on board were rescued.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Western Star (Corner Brook, NL) 25 January 1949, p1
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 24 January 1949, p2

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