Date & Time: Sep 25, 2015 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:
Registration:
C-GTXW
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Yellowknife – Norman Wells
MSN:
30386
YOM:
1944
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Enroute from Yellowknife to Norman Wells, an engine failed. The crew decided to divert to Déline Airport for an emergency landing but was unable to lower the gear. The pilot eventually completed a belly landing at Déline Airport. In light snow conditions, the aircraft skidded on runway, went off runway and came to rest in the bush. All four crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged.