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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Fecha:domingo 15 septiembre 1946
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota III (DC-3)
Operador:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registración: 962
Numéro de série: 12544
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Estevan, SK (   Canadá)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Minot AFB, ND (MIB/KMIB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Estevan Air Base, SK, Canadá
The Dakota was engaged in ferrying airmen from Fargo, ND (FAR) to Estevan, SK. The airmen had ferried Fairchild PT-19 Cornell planes to Fargo and were returning for another series of ferry flights. As the Dakota approached Estevan, eyewitnesses saw the plane go around. The undercarriage was raised and the airplane climbed sharply. It stalled, crashed and burned.
Investigation revealed that a control lock on the starboard elevator had not been removed before the flight.

» Aircraft disaster probe opens (Winnipeg Free Press, 16-9-1946)


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Distance from Minot AFB, ND to Estevan Air Base, SK as the crow flies is 148 km (93 miles).

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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