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Last updated: 20 September 2020
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Date:Thursday 28 February 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49226
C/n / msn: 26487/15042
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sydney, NS (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), United States of America
Destination airport:Torbay RCAF Aerodrome, NL (YYT/CYYT), Canada
Narrative:
Four crew and 14 passengers bailed out after fuel exhaustion. The aircraft had not been able to land due to a severe blizzard.

Sources:
» Brandon Daily Sun February 28,1952
» El Siglo de Torreón 29 February 1952, p1
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Springfield-Westover AFB, MA to Torbay RCAF Aerodrome, NL as the crow flies is 1653 km (1033 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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