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Date:Tuesday 6 May 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 980
MSN: 26644/15199
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11,3 km (7.1 mls) off Frobisher Bay, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Narrative:
The Dakota III suffered an accident in bad weather while transporting medical supplies. The port wing and landing gear were seriously damaged after striking sea ice while turning in a climbing left-hand turn after descending below IFR minimums in fog about 7 miles off Frobisher Bay (now called Iqaluit).

Sources:
» John Bradley
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers


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