Vliegtuigongeval op 16 MAR 1965 met Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3) CF-PQG - Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 16 maart 1965
Tijd:17:30 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Canada Department of Transport
Registratie: CF-PQG
Constructienummer: 12055
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX) (   Canada)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon Airport, QC (YBX/CYBX), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
The aircraft was taking off from Blanc Sablon Aerodrome. As it accelerated, the visibility decreased because of the glare of the landing lights on the falling snow. The aircraft deviated 10 or 15 degrees to the left without the crew being aware that this deviation had occurred and, after rolling for about 750 ft, it left the north side of the runway. The attempt to take off was continued. However, adequate speed could not be obtained. After a series of impacts, the aircraft came to rest about 3150 ft from the start of takeoff and about 700 ft short of the base of a sharply rising hill.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of directional control during takeoff at night from an unlighted aerodrome".

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (36-38)


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