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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 7 February 1950
Time:19:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-1037
C/n / msn: 34306/17040
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:3558
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) NW of Pon Lake, YT (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Canada
Destination airport:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Canada
Narrative:
The airplane departed Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY) participating in a search for a Douglas C-54 that went missing January 26 near Snag, YT (Canada). Weather in the search area was overcast to broken. The airplane was caught in a downdraft and flew into the side of a mountain.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Mystery C-47 in the Yukon / By Ruud Leeuw


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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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