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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 3 August 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Pacific Western Airlines
Registration: CF-IOA
C/n / msn: J-39
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kemano, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kemano Airport, BC (XKO), Canada
Destination airport:Kitimat Airport, BC, Canada
Narrative:
The G-73 Mallard went missing on a flight between Kemano and Kitimat, BC, Canada.
The wreck was located on a mountain side at 5000 ft elevation, near Kemano, BC.

Sources:
» Grumman G-73 Mallard / Geoff Goodall
» Kemano & Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada ca 1953-1957


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