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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:Saturday 24 July 1948
Time:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Rimouski Airlines
Registration: CF-FKY
MSN: 6246
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cap des Rosiers, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Anticosti Island, QC, Canada
Destination airport:Gaspé-Metropolitan Area Airport, QC (YGP/CYGP), Canada
Narrative:
The C-47 was chartered to fly employees of the Consolidated Paper Co. from Anticosti to Gaspe (YGP). It crashed into the fog-shrouded rocks of Cap des Rosiers, 12 miles East of Gaspe.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» 29 Killed in worst disaster in Canadian aviation history (Winnipeg Free Press, 1948-07-26)


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accident date: 24-07-1948
type: Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
registration: CF-FKY
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CF-FKY
 
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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