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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 12 April 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Canada Department of Transport
Kennzeichen: CF-GXE
Werknummer: 12159
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN/CYJN), Kanada
Flug nach:?
The DC-3 took off from Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN) for a calibration flight. Shortly after takeoff the no. 1 engine failed, followed by the remaining no. 2 engine a few seconds later. A forced landing was carried out in the outskirts of Saint Jean, damaging the plane beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft engines failed from fuel starvation due to improper use of the fuel selectors."


photo of Douglas-C-47A-CF-GXE
accident date: 12-04-1961
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: CF-GXE
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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