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Last updated: 23 September 2020
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Date:Friday 14 April 1961
Time:17:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:Maritime Central Airways
Registration: CF-FKQ
C/n / msn: 4301
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moncton Airport, NB (YQM) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB (YQM/CYQM), Canada
Narrative:
While landing on runway 29 at Moncton, the DC-3 collided with a snow plough off the left side of the runway. The first officer and the driver of the snow plough sustained minor injuries.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The pilot landed downwind on the wrong runway and struck a truck engaged in snow removal operations."

Classification:
Takeoff from wrong runway
Collision with vehicle
Runway mishap

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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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