Vliegtuigongeval op 28 MAR 1950 met Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 45-1065 - Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON
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Datum:dinsdag 28 maart 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 45-1065
Constructienummer: 34335/17068
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:15 km (9.4 mijl) SE of Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON (YRO/CYRO), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:New York (unknown airport), NY, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The airplane's no.2 engine caught fire shortly after departure from RCAF Rockcliffe. One of the passengers was able to bail out safely. The other four occupants died as the airplane crashed in flames. One of those killed was American Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt.

Bronnen:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Probing fatal Steinhardt air plane crash (AP, 29-3-1950)


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