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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Date:Friday 19 December 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada CC-123 Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:Canadian Armed Forces
Registration: 9407
MSN: 367
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Slide Mountain, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF/KSWF), United States of America
Destination airport:Ottawa RCAF Station, ON (YRO/CYRO), Canada
A ski-equipped de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter plane went missing over the Catskills Mountains en route between Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY (SWF) and Ottawa RCAF Station, ON (YRO), Canada.
The wreckage was located on December 21 on the slope of Slide Mountain (1280 m high).

» The Montreal Gazette - Dec 22, 1980


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newburgh-Stewart Airport, NY to Ottawa RCAF Station, ON as the crow flies is 454 km (284 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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