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Datum:woensdag 28 januari 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B Dakota III (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registratie: 985
Constructienummer: 32683/15935
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Strait of Georgia, BC (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Vancouver RCAF Station, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Puntzi Mountain Airport, BC (CYPU), Canada
The Dakota III was reported overdue on 28 January 1953 at 14:20 hours when it failed to arrive in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada after a flight from Vancouver.
A wheel washed ashore at Lasqueti Island ten days later and identified as coming from the Dakota.

» The Vancouver Sun - Jan 28, 1953
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 951 to 1000 Detailed List
» The Calgary Herald 7 February 1953, p10
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 29 January 1953, p2


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Vancouver RCAF Station, BC en Puntzi Mountain Airport, BC bedraagt 329 km (206 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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