Accident
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 7 Februar 1950
Zeit:19:45 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-1037
Werknummer: 17040/34306
Baujahr: 1945
Betriebsstunden:3558
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:24 km (15 Meilen) NW of Pon Lake, YT (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Kanada
Flug nach:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
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.

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


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Distance from Whitehorse Airport, YT to Whitehorse Airport, YT as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).

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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