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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 18 April 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura
Operator:Spartan Air Services
Registration: CF-FAW
C/n / msn: 5487
First flight: 1943
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Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gander, NF (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Destination airport:Ottawa International Airport, ON (YOW/CYOW), Canada
Narrative:
The Lockheed Ventura went missing during a ferry flight from Gander to Ottawa. The aircraft had operated on a survey mission in Liberia and was returning back to Canada. It is presumed to have crashed at sea.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from Gander Airport, NF to Ottawa International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1628 km (1018 miles).

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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