Loss of control Accident Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3C) N4997E, Thursday 18 March 1965
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Date:Thursday 18 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3C)
Owner/operator:Miami Aviation
Registration: N4997E
MSN: 12191
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:10,5 km NE off Waterville, NL -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX)
Destination airport:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The DC-3 was on a ferry flight from Miami to Air Manila and had left Gander for Santa Maria when a short distress message was heard. The aircraft was found to have crashed into the Trinity Bay area.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control following an emergency of an undetermined nature."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: UNK65X1474
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (45-48)


Revision history:


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