Date: September 17, 1955
Time: ?
Location: Near Thorhild, Alberta, Canada
Operator: Pacific Western Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Edmonton, AB - Yellowknife, NT
AC Type: Bristol 170 Freighter 31
Registration: CF-GBT
cn / ln: 12831
Aboard: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: For reasons undetermined, the right engine failed and as a result of being overloaded, the aircraft did not maintain altitude on one engine and struck the ground with the right wingtip. A possible contributing factor was the failure of the co-pilot's vacuum-driven gyro instruments, without his knowledge.

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