ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B Dakota IV (DC-3) 986 Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR)
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Date:Sunday 23 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B Dakota IV (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 986
MSN: 32681/15933
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
The Dakota IV struck a snow drift on landing, swung to port and struck a snow bank. There was serious damage to the nose, both engines, engine nacelles, propellers, starboard wing, fuselage, tail wheel and oleo.
The aircraft operated on a flight to RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.

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Distance from Glasgow-Prestwick Airport to Goose Bay Airport, NL as the crow flies is 3497 km (2186 miles).

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