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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Fecha:miércoles 12 abril 1961
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Canada Department of Transport
Registración: CF-GXE
Numéro de série: 12159
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN) (   Canadá)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Trabajos aéreos
Aeropuerto de Salida:Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN/CYJN), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
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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