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Last updated: 23 September 2018
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Date:Friday 24 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-5 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39079
C/n / msn: 10206
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N of Dartmouth, NS (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Halifax-Shearwater Airport, NS (YAW/CYAW), Canada
Narrative:
The aircraft flew into trees north of Dartmouth, Canada, "near an air base", according to a contemporary news article. The closest air base is Halifax-Shearwater. Six of the seven occupants seriously injured.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Noticias de Hoy - January 28, 1947


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