Date & Time: Aug 19, 2013 at 1711 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Registration:
C-GWIR
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yellowknife - Hay River
MSN:
9371
YOM:
1943
Flight number:
BFL168
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 16, while climbing to a height of 800 feet, right engine fired. Crew elected to return and obtained permission to land on runway 10. He made a right turn and on final approach, while performing a last turn to the right at low altitude, aircraft hit tree tops and missed power cables. Aircraft eventually came down 100 meters short of runway 10 on its belly and came to rest into a ditch. All 24 occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.