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Date:Monday 21 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 654
MSN: 9595
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,3 km (2.1 mls) N of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Canada)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Destination airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
The aircraft crashed while engaged on insect spraying operations near Goose Bay Airport, Canada. The crew of three were killed.
It made a sharp turn at an extremely low altitude, stalled and struck the ground and caught fire.

Loss of control

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 22 July 1952, p2
» The Montreal Gazette 22 July 1952, p1


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