Aviation Photo #1799692 Bristol 170 Freighter Mk31 - Pacific Western Airlines

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Crashed May 30, 1956 while operating for Pacific Western Airlines. While landing on the ice, the left gear broke through, resulting in damage to the fuselage and left wing spar. She was pulled up on shore and stripped of parts before being abandoned.
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    Jason Pineau Photography
    Pacific Western Airlines
    Bristol 170 Freighter Mk31
    Bristol 170 Freighter/Wayfarer
    Bristol 170 Freighter/Wayfarer
    Bristol
    13139
    CF-TFZ
    Beaverlodge Lake
    Northwest Territories
    Canada
    October 11, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
Love how the metal is still in great shiny condition after all those years.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just an amazing shot and story.. Would love to see others like this!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, fantastic "aviation concedes to nature" shot.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Crashed when I wasn't born! Nice!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Incredible scenery!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice retirement.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thanks for the outstanding aerial view. Many WWII abandoned airframes in New Guinea that looked beyond hope have also been rescued and restored. Although not airworthy, this rare one is worth saving to be displayed in a museum.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Magnificent, poignant, this Classic derelict for over 50 years
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just googled that lake and I must say its in the middle of nowhere!Great effort for capturing it Jason!
Anonymous
7 years ago
You can drive a boat straight into fuselage ^_^
Anonymous
7 years ago
Cool picture. After more than 50 years, still looking repairable. It looks as if it wants to eat all fish in the lake.
Anonymous
7 years ago
You could use it as a boat house.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like a great place to hide in a boat with your girlfriend! (wink, wink)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Most unusual sight!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow great picture!!! I agree with our American friend...what a cool place to take your girlfriend too in a boat!!!!! Woot woot!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
At first sight I thought this was a highly original "Boat House"!. Still in amazing condition after all this time. Pity no one has put together a rescue plan for this rare bird, or have they?. Big B.
Anonymous
6 years ago
How many litres of water has it taken throughout all these years with that open mouth...Incredible photo.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Poor plane....
Anonymous
5 years ago
Bristol-built, so built to last, even half-submerged!
Anonymous
5 years ago
... and in 500 years the archeologists will wonder what a fine machine this was...
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wait a second, passenger 57 is still strapped in.

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