Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 9 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Continental Air Transport
Registration: N3821
C/n / msn: 10356
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlantic Ocean (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Halifax International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ), Canada
Destination airport:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Narrative:
Missing over the Atlantic Ocean.

Events:

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Halifax International Airport, NS to Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores as the crow flies is 3282 km (2051 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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