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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 5 May 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Superior Oil Corp.
Registration: NC17645
C/n / msn: 25423/13978
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:at an unknown location (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Gander Airport, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Destination airport:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Ireland
Narrative:
Missing over the Atlantic. The search for the missing plane was abandoned on May 10, 1948.



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Distance from Gander Airport, NF to Shannon Airport as the crow flies is 3156 km (1973 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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