Date & Time: Sep 25, 1975 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Landing (descent or approach)
Thunder Bay - Fort Severn
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The airplane was completing a cargo flight from Thunder Bay to Fort Severn, carrying building supplies. On approach, the crew encountered heavy fog when on final, the airplane struck the bank of the Severn River. It bounced into the air, took off the roof of an Anglican church and crashed 267 feet away in a graveyard, about 3 km from runway 15 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
At the time of the accident, the visibility was extremely limited due to fog and the crew descended too low until the airplane impacted ground.