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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 4 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Eastern Provincial Airways
Registration: CF-JNR
C/n / msn: 4595
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saint Pierre Airport (FSP) (   St. Pierre and Miquelon)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Pierre Airport (FSP/LFVP), St. Pierre and Miquelon
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The left undercarriage leg of the DC-3 collapsed during the takeoff run from St. Pierre. The plane rolled left and became airborne half way down the runway, at a speed just above stalling speed. The left wingtip struck the runway boundary marker and the takeoff was abandoned. The aircraft rolled through a ditch, causing the right undercarriage leg and right propeller to be torn off.

Classification:

Runway excursion

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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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