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Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 28 Februar 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 43-49226
Werknummer: 26487/15042
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Sydney, NS (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF), USA
Flug nach:Torbay RCAF Aerodrome, NL (YYT/CYYT), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
Four crew and 14 passengers bailed out after fuel exhaustion. The aircraft had not been able to land due to a severe blizzard.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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