Accident Douglas C-47B Dakota IV (DC-3) 986, Sunday 23 December 1945
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Date:Sunday 23 December 1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B Dakota IV (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 986
MSN: 32681/15933
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport (PIK/EGPK)
Destination airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR)
Narrative:
The Dakota IV struck a snow drift on landing, swung to port and struck a snow bank. There was serious damage to the nose, both engines, engine nacelles, propellers, starboard wing, fuselage, tail wheel and oleo.
The aircraft operated on a flight to RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario.

Sources:

John Bradley
The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers

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