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Status:
Date:Monday 14 May 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KG430
MSN: 12465
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:210 km (131.3 mls) SW of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Destination airport:Summerside Airport, PE (YSU/CYSU), Canada
Narrative:
The aircraft was operating on a navigation flight when it disintegrated in-flight and crashed.
A catastrophic failure of the port engine reduction gear and propeller cause the engine to break off. The landing gear then dropped and fractured the front main spar, the centre section then failed and the port wing fell off the airframe.
The wreckage was found on 19 May 1951.

Classification:
Engine separation
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Distance from Goose Bay Airport, NL to Summerside Airport, PE as the crow flies is 797 km (498 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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