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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2018
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Date:Thursday 11 April 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso (PBY-5A)
Operator:Northern Wings
Registration: CF-FZJ
C/n / msn: CV-310
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Manicouagon, QC (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Sept-Îles Airport, QC (YZV/CYZV), Canada
Destination airport:Lac Jeannine, QC, Canada
Narrative:
The Canso aircraft crashed on a frozen lake. It was operating on a cargo flight, transporting diesel fuel to a mining camp at Lac Jeannine.
The flight engineer survived the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot became lost and descended below the minimum en-route altitude in an attempt to establish his position."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sept-Îles Airport, QC to Lac Jeannine, QC as the crow flies is 221 km (138 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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