26 November 2013

6th December 1980

CGQTH 65n 60w 16:12 F230, ST 16:55, 66n 50w 17:13, 66n 40w 18:09, KK (Kulusuk, 65.34n 37.12w) 18:26, 65n 30w next
(Copied with Iceland on 8910)

Austin Airways, HS.748, C-GQTH on a ferry flight from Ontario to Denmark, see letter below:-
[Copy of a letter received from Director of Flight Operations, Austin Airways, regarding this flight]
[Photo: C-GQTH at Toronto on 28/09/1986 © Caz Caswell]
This aircraft (c/n 1617) started its service life with Del Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile as CC-CEF on 15/12/1967 and then sold to Austin Airways in May 1979, as C-GQTH, arriving in Canada on 16/07/1979. Leased to Maersk Air, as per above report. Registered as OY-MBH; left Copenhagen on 27/03/1981 for Stansted, where it was repainted as C-GQTH. Delivered back to Canada, via Reykjavik on 4/4/1981 and later sold to Ilford Riverton Airways in January 1984.
Finally owned by Air Manitoba, with whom it was written off after take-off from Sandy Lake Airport, Canada on 10/11/1993, with the loss of seven lives.
The aircraft departed r/w 29 at Sandy Lake and entered a right turn and after passing through 120°, the aircraft descended into 100' trees and crashed.

BAW 287 UZ (Cape Hooper, 68.28n 66.47w) 16:15, F 370 67.27n 80w 16:54, YUT (Repulse Bay, 66.32n 86.15w) 17:13, 65.49n 90w 17:23, SelCal BDAJ
British Airways, B.747-236, G-BDXB, working Cambridge Bay on 8910

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