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rcharity
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 2:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I'm looking for someone that may be familiar with a DC3 that crashed near the Rupert River at lat. 5120'N, long. 7734'W. It was on route to the Nemiscau Camp. Based on the coordinates its located between Route De La Baie-james road and Nemiscau Lake. Attached is a picture. Has anybody seen this wreck?
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rcharity
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Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 8:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The wreck was found by a ranger August 2008.
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dan_carpenter
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Post Number: 46
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 8:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Based on the aircraft ID information in the photo above, I found the following information on page 158 in the Larry Millberry book "Austin Airways" (Toronto: CANAV Books, 1985):

Aircraft: CF-ILQ Type: DC-3 Serial: 12377
Acquired by Austin Airways: 1955
Disposed: 1964
Notes: ex USAAF 42-92563 (C47A-5-DK)
ex RAF KG368
Purchased from Lund Aviation, Montreal, and registered to Austin Jan. 12, 1956
Total time Jan.16, 1957, 7691:20
Total time Dec. 31, 1963, 13,249:50 hours
Crashed Rupert River area Jan. 9, 1964, due to fuel starvation.
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rcharity
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Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 8:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I have pictures of the wreck from August...the ranger was flying in this week to take closeup pictures.
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rcharity
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Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 8:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

http://rjcharity.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!45A38976DB774CBC!2361.entry

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