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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 18 März 1965
Zeit:18:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3C)
Fluggesellschaft:Miami Aviation
Kennzeichen: N4997E
Werknummer: 12191
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10,5 km (6.6 Meilen) NE vom Land entfernt von Waterville, NF (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Kanada
Flug nach:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Unfallbericht:
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:

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

Informationsquelle:
» 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).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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