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Date:Monday 28 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B Dakota IVP (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 984
MSN: 27135/15690
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:St Hubert RCAF Station, QC (YHU/CYHU), Canada
Destination airport:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH/KFMH), United States of America
Narrative:
The Dakota 984 from the RCAF No. 104 Communications Flight swung and ground looped while landing without having
the tail wheel locked at Otis AFB, Massachusetts, USA. The landing gear was severely damaged. The aircraft was repaired and
converted into a ground instructional airframe.

N.B. One source stated the location of the accident as being RCAF Station St. Hubert.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» John Bradley


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Distance from St Hubert RCAF Station, QC to Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA as the crow flies is 485 km (303 miles).

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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