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Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Date:Friday 24 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39079
C/n / msn: 10206
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Dartmouth, NS (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NY (NOP/KNOP), United States of America
Destination airport:Halifax-Shearwater Airport, NS (YAW/CYAW), Canada
Narrative:
The aircraft flew into trees north of Dartmouth, Canada. Six of the seven occupants seriously injured.

Sources:
» Winnipeg Free Press January 25,1947
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Noticias de Hoy - January 28, 1947


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Distance from New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NY to Halifax-Shearwater Airport, NS as the crow flies is 955 km (597 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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