Date & Time: Mar 18, 1965 at 1810 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Miami – Gander – Santa Maria – Manila
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The aircraft has to be delivered to Air Manila in the Philippines and the crew departed Miami for Manila with intermediate stops in Gander and Santa Maria, Azores Islands. While cruising over Newfoundland, the crew was able to send a brief mayday message when the airplane went out of control and crashed into the Trinity Bay. The aircraft was lost and both pilots were killed.
Loss of control following an emergency of an undetermined nature.