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Last updated: 31 March 2020
Date:Saturday 7 November 1964
Time:15:48 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C133 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-133A-30-DL Cargomaster
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 56-2014
C/n / msn: 45251
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Destination airport:Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ/BGSF), Greenland
Stalled at full power after takeoff and the right wing, then left wing dropped. The aircraft impacted 3,300 feet from end of runway in nose high, left wing down and tail low attitude. It was snowing lightly at the time of the accident.

Loss of control

» The Spokesman-Review - Nov 8, 1964


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Goose Bay Airport, NL to Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport as the crow flies is 1599 km (999 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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