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Date:Wednesday 27 April 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-16396
MSN: 20862
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:966 km (603.8 mls) W of Stephenville, NL (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
Narrative:
Ditched near Coast Guard Ship "Sebago" after engine failure. The aircraft was en route from the Azores Islands to Argentia NAS, Canada.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/22129/?page=2
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Evening Star 27 April 1949


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