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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 17 november 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:S & H Aviation Sales
Registratie: CF-FOL
Constructienummer: 25483/14038
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:160 km (100 mijl) E van St. Johns, NL, Canada (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), IJsland
Vliegveld van aankomst:St. John's Airport, NL (YYT/CYYT), Canada
The pilot had to ditch the aircraft due to a double engine failure, caused by fuel exhaustion.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: Pilot, inexperienced in transatlantic flights, didn't accept the forecaster's suggested route (to Goose Bay or Gander, because of much lower headwinds). The average ground speed during the flight had been 112km/h, while the crew expected to fly 150km/h.

» Douglas DC-3 Production List (Issue no. 28)


photo of Douglas-C-47A-30-DK-CF-FOL
accident date: 17-11-1972
type: Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3C)
registration: CF-FOL

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 Keflavík International Airport en St. John's Airport, NL bedraagt 2554 km (1596 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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