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Accident description
Last updated: 18 July 2018
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Date:Sunday 2 May 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Canadian Armed Forces
Registration: 3689
C/n / msn: 56
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Gagetown CFB Station, NB (YCX) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on take-off from a small military airstrip near CFB Gagetown. One occupant, Lieutenant Ronald Edward Ehrne was killed.

Sources:
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 3650 to 3699
» The Leader-Post 3 May 1971, p8


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