ASN Aircraft accident Douglas Dakota III (DC-3) KG317 Summerside Airport, PE (YSU)
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Date:Tuesday 25 April 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KG317
MSN: 12314
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) N of Summerside Airport, PE (YSU) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Summerside Airport, PE (YSU/CYSU), Canada
Destination airport:Summerside Airport, PE (YSU/CYSU), Canada
Narrative:
The port engine was throttled back to simulate engine failure but power was not brought back up in time and crashed into trees 3 miles north of Summerside Airport, Canada. The three crew were not injured.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» John Bradley
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 26 April 1950, p21


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