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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2018
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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Manicouagon, QC (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed on a frozen lake.

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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