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Old aviation mystery may have been solved

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Old aviation mystery may have been solved


Yellowknife — The clouds may have lifted on a 40-year-old aviation mystery after three bodies were found in the wreckage of a bush plane in the remote tundra of the central Arctic.


A team of geologists spotted the remains of the 1938 Fairchild 82 on Sunday as they were exploring terrain south of Bathurst Inlet. RCMP confirm they suspect the plane belonged to Chuck McAvoy, a bush pilot known for his willingness to bend the rules and for his ability to find others lost in the barrens.


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Thank you for bringing this article to my attention.  I used to chum around with a couple of McEvoy boys who's father was a bush pilot who went missing back about then.  I'm quite sure that this would be him (assuming that it is indeed Chuck).


Haven't talked to the boys in over twenty years.


I can only imagine what it would feel like after so many years to finaly have closure, but I'm sure that I would want it.

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WebPosted Aug 8 2003 06:16 PM CDT

McAvoy plane crashed and burned, RCMP say


YELLOWKNIFE - The RCMP have released preliminary results in their investigation of a 40-year-old plane crash.

The wreckage of McAvoy's plane lies in a boulder-field on the barrenlands

The wreck of Chuck McAvoy's Fairchild 82 was discovered last weekend about 45 kilometers from the Lupin mine.

FROM AUG. 6, 2003: >

The police believe the plane landed heavily, spilling aviation fuel and other flammable liquids. The plane burned, damaging the flight deck. There was less damage to the rear and tail of the Fairchild.

The RCMP say the pilot and his two passengers died on impact.

Their remains are being examined in Yellowknife by the police and Nunavut's chief coroner.

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