Accident
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 28 März 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-50-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 45-1065
Werknummer: 34335
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) SE of Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON (YRO/CYRO), Kanada
Flug nach:New York (unknown airport), NY, USA
Unfallbericht:
The airplane's no.2 engine caught fire shortly after departure from RCAF Rockcliffe. One of the passengers was able to bail out safely. The other four occupants died as the airplane crashed in flames. One of those killed was American Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Probing fatal Steinhardt air plane crash (AP, 29-3-1950)


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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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