On April 12, 2005, a Lockheed L-382 (civilian version of the military C-130 airplane), operated by First Air, experienced a loss of aircraft pressurization approximately ten minutes after the cargo flight (FA702) departed High Lake, Canada for Yellowknife, Canada. The flight crew subsequently declared an emergency, at 11:39 MDT, and continued to Yellowknife and landed without further incident at 13:12 MDT. Upon inspection of the aircraft, a 25 inch long crack in the root end of the left wing (left side drag angle at about FS 577) was discovered.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Canada. Further information pertaining to this incident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
200 Promenade du Portage
Place du Centre, 4th Floor
Hull, Quebec K1A 1K8

Tel.: (1) 819-994-4252
(1) 819-997-7887 (24 hour)
E-mail: airops@tsb.gc.ca
Fax: (1) 819-953-9586
Website: http://www.tsb.gc.ca

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained for, or released by, the Government of Canada. Their investigation number for this event is A05W0059

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