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Accident description
Last updated: 24 September 2017
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Date:Tuesday 30 June 1959
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: 11041
C/n / msn: CV-331
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Prince Rupert, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Prince Rupert-Seal Cove Airport, BC (ZSW/CZSW), Canada
Narrative:
The Canso flying boat of RCAF 121 Flight, Sea Island, was damaged beyond repair in an accident at sea. While landing on the sea near Prince Rupert it apparently struck a submerged object, water looped, and sank.

Sources:
» Winnipeg Free Press 1 July 1959 p. 12
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers
» Lethbridge Herald 2 July 1959 p. 1
» Royal Canadian AIr Force aircraft finish and markings 1947-1968 / P. Martin, 2003 , p. 114
» Veterans Affairs Canada website


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