Narrative:The DC-3 departed Saint John at 13:48 AST for a flight to Goose Bay. Last radio contact was at 14:34 when the crew reported near Chatham, estimating over Seven Islands at 15:44. The aircraft was flying at an altitude of 7000 feet when it disappeared off radar screens. The wreckage was found August 27, 1953.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Operator:||Maritime Central Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 4695|
|First flight:|| 1942|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||64 km (40 mls) from Gaspe, QC (Canada)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Saint John Airport, NB (YSJ/CYSJ), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Goose Bay Airport, NF (YYR/CYYR), Canada|
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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 Saint John Airport, NB to Goose Bay Airport, NF as the crow flies is 966 km (604 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.