Accident Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3) KG430, Monday 14 May 1951
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Date:Monday 14 May 1951
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: KG430
MSN: 12465
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:210 km SW of Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR)
Destination airport:Summerside Airport, PE (YSU/CYSU)
Narrative:
The aircraft was operating on a navigation flight when it disintegrated in-flight and crashed.
A catastrophic failure of the port engine reduction gear and propeller cause the engine to break off. The landing gear then dropped and fractured the front main spar, the centre section then failed and the port wing fell off the airframe.
The wreckage was found on 19 May 1951.

Sources:

The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge

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