Accident Douglas C-47B Dakota III (DC-3) 980, Tuesday 6 May 1952
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Date:Tuesday 6 May 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B Dakota III (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 980
MSN: 26644/15199
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:11,3 km off Frobisher Bay, NU -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB)
The Dakota III suffered an accident in bad weather while transporting medical supplies. The port wing and landing gear were seriously damaged after striking sea ice while turning in a climbing left-hand turn after descending below IFR minimums in fog about 7 miles off Frobisher Bay (now called Iqaluit).


John Bradley
Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers

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