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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:mercredi 1 mars 1950
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas Dakota IV (DC-3)
Compagnie:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Immatriculation: KJ936
Numéro de série: 26109/14664
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:13 km (8.1 milles) de Snag, YT (   Canada)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
The Dakota IV transport plane had landed in snow near Snag, Yukon as part of a military exercise, Operation Sweetbriar. On takeoff the airplane stalled and fell back

Probable Cause:

The investigation revealed that the pilot had had minimal training on the Dakota on skis, on a hard-packed snow surface north of Edmonton. At the accident site, the surface was 14 inches of snow on top of slush, and he found that the skis seemed to dig when he lifted the tail during take-off. He therefore ended up taking off in the three-point attitude, inadvertently allowing the nose to pitch up excessively after lift-off, resulting in a stall and subsequent crash.

Sources:
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF KH945 to KN392 Detailed List
» Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North


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