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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 5 May 1943
Time:06:32 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 9807
C/n / msn: CV-241
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gander-RCAF Station, NF (YQX) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gander-RCAF Station, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Destination airport:Gander-RCAF Station, NF (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Narrative:
The Canso lost height and impacted wooded terrain shortly after takeoff from runway 15 at Gander RCAF Station, Canada.
There was a loss of engine power as a result of carburettor icing.

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