Last Five Miles For DC-3

A Buffalo Airways DC-3 finally returned to the Hay River Airport last week, covering the five nautical miles it was short of the runway on a barge and on a flatbed trailer. The aircraft, which was described as a write-off after its forced landing in an open area north of the field, has an intact fuselage. It’s not immediately known where it will be salvaged for parts or rebuilt. Neither of the two crew members was seriously injured in the off-airport landing, which the airline said was the result of a mechanical issue.