Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 18 March 1965
Time:18:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3C)
Operator:Miami Aviation
Registration: N4997E
C/n / msn: 12191
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10,5 km (6.6 mls) NE of Waterville, NF (   Canada) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Destination airport:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Narrative:
The DC-3 was on a ferry flight from Miami to Air Manila and had left Gander for Santa Maria when a short distress message was heard. The aircraft was found to have crashed into the Trinity Bay area.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control following an emergency of an undetermined nature."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (45-48)


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Distance from Gander Airport, NF to Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 2693 km (1683 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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