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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:woensdag 12 april 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Canada Department of Transport
Registratie: CF-GXE
Constructienummer: 12159
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN) (   Canada)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Werkzaamheden in de lucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Saint Jean Airport, QC (YJN/CYJN), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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 Networkís 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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