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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 24 November 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso (PBY-5A)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 11073
C/n / msn: CV-395
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Johnstone Strait, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tofino SPB, BC (YTP), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Canso's hull broke upon landing in Johnstone Strait, BC following a flight from Tofino.

Sources:
» 1955 - RCAF Canso Crash – Al Gallant


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