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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 18 marzo 1965
Hora:18:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3C)
Operador:Miami Aviation
Registración: N4997E
Numéro de série: 12191
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:10,5 km (6.6 milles) NE de la costa de Waterville, NF (   Canadá)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Ferry/Posicionado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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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