Accident Lockheed Ventura CF-FAW, Saturday 18 April 1953
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Date:Saturday 18 April 1953
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Ventura
Owner/operator:Spartan Air Services
Registration: CF-FAW
MSN: 5487
Year of manufacture:1943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Gander, NL -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX)
Destination airport:Ottawa International Airport, ON (YOW/CYOW)
Narrative:
The Lockheed Ventura went missing during a ferry flight from Gander to Ottawa. The aircraft had operated on a survey mission in Liberia and was returning back to Canada. It is presumed to have crashed at sea.

Sources:

The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden
Montreal Gazette 20 April 1953, p1

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