Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 22 March 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Maritime Central Airways
Registration: CF-BXZ
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) from Gaspe, QC (   Canada) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Saint John Airport, NB (YSJ/CYSJ), Canada
Destination airport:Goose Bay Airport, NF (YYR/CYYR), Canada
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.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 54)
» ICAO Circular 38-AN/33 (47)


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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.
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