Date: October 03, 1946
Time: c 03:30
Location: Stephenville, Newfoundland
Operator: American Overseas Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Gander - Shannon
AC Type: Douglas C-54E-5-DO
Registration: NC90904
cn / ln: 27290
Aboard: 39   (passengers:31  crew:8)
Fatalities: 39   (passengers:31  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: Took off from Gander and flew in a straight line into a mountain ridge 71 miles from the airport. The aircraft was named "Flagship New England." It can be concluded that the captain was not alert to the procedure necessary for a safe climb from the runway. The action of the pilot in maintaining the direction of take-off toward higher terrain over which adequate clearance could not be gained.

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