Accident Douglas C-47D (DC-3) 45-1065, Tuesday 28 March 1950
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Date:Tuesday 28 March 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 45-1065
MSN: 34335/17068
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:15 km SE of Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rockcliffe RCAF Station, ON (YRO/CYRO)
Destination airport:New York (unknown airport), NY
The airplane's no.2 engine caught fire shortly after departure from RCAF Rockcliffe. One of the passengers was able to bail out safely. The other four occupants died as the airplane crashed in flames. One of those killed was American Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
Probing fatal Steinhardt air plane crash (AP, 29-3-1950)

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