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Date:Sunday 22 September 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 967
MSN: 13086
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gander-RCAF Station, NL (YQX) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gander-RCAF Station, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Destination airport:Dartmouth RCAF Station, NS, Canada
Narrative:
During takeoff from RCAF Station Gander the flight crew retracted the undercarriage to soon. The aircraft settled onto the runway causing the starboard propeller to strike the runway. The engine failed and the aircraft crashed.

Sources:
» John Bradley


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Distance from Gander-RCAF Station, NL to Dartmouth RCAF Station, NS as the crow flies is 824 km (515 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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