Accident Douglas C-47D 45-1037,
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Date:Tuesday 7 February 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47D
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-1037
MSN: 34306/17040
Year of manufacture:1945
Total airframe hrs:3558 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:24 km NW of Pon Lake, YT -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY)
Destination airport:Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY/CYXY)
The airplane departed Whitehorse Airport, YT (YXY) participating in a search for a Douglas C-54 that went missing January 26 near Snag, YT (Canada). Weather in the search area was overcast to broken. The airplane was caught in a downdraft and flew into the side of a mountain.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Mystery C-47 in the Yukon / By Ruud Leeuw


photo (c) Murray Lundberg; 24 km NW of Pon Lake, YT; 12 July 2017

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