Fort Simpson Airport

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Fort Simpson Airport
Operator Government of the Northwest Territories
Location Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
Time zone MST (UTC−07:00)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−06:00)
Elevation AMSL 556 ft / 169 m
Coordinates 61°45′37″N 121°14′12″W / 61.76028°N 121.23667°W / 61.76028; -121.23667Coordinates: 61°45′37″N 121°14′12″W / 61.76028°N 121.23667°W / 61.76028; -121.23667
CYS is located in Northwest Territories
Location in the Northwest Territories
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 6,000 1,829 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft movements 2,373

Fort Simpson Airport (IATA: YFSICAO: CYFS) is located 7.4 nautical miles (13.7 km; 8.5 mi) east southeast of Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Tindi Yellowknife [4]
First Air Yellowknife [5]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 26 June 1994, Douglas C-47A C-FROD of Buffalo Airways crashed on approach due to fuel exhaustion. The aircraft was on a cargo flight from Trout Lake Airport.[6] There were two crews on board at that time. There were no fatalities but the aircraft was written off.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
  2. ^ Synoptic/Metstat Station Information Archived December 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Total aircraft movements by class of operation
  4. ^ Air Tindi Flight Schedule
  5. ^ First Air interactive weather/route map
  6. ^ "C-FROD Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 

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