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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Monday 14 May 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KG430
C/n / msn: 12465
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:210 km (131.3 mls) SW of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Destination airport:Summerside Airport, PE (YSU/CYSU), Canada
The aircraft went missing while on a navigation flight. The wreckage was found on 19 May 1951.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Goose Bay Airport, NL to Summerside Airport, PE as the crow flies is 797 km (498 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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