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Last updated: 23 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 28 March 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77292
MSN: 33624/16876
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sydney Airport, NS (YQY/CYQY), Canada
Destination airport:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
Narrative:
Ground-looped during a landing accident.

Sources:
» San Bernardino Sun 30 March 1950
» ABC (Sevilla) 29 March 1950, p10
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Sydney Airport, NS to Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL as the crow flies is 286 km (179 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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