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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Datum:Montag 14 Mai 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Kennzeichen: KG430
Werknummer: 12465
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:210 km (131.3 Meilen) SW of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Kanada
Flug nach:Summerside Airport, PE (YSU/CYSU), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
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.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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