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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:woensdag 17 maart 1965
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 202
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Eastern Provincial Airways
Registratie: CF-NAF
Constructienummer: 160
Bouwjaar: 1962-03-02 (3 years )
Aantal vlieguren:4135
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 527
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Upper Musquodoboit, NS (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Halifax International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sydney Airport, NS (YQY/CYQY), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 102
Eastern Provincial Flight 102 departed Moncton at 06:35 on a flight to Torbay with several intermediate stops. The Herald departed Halifax's runway 33 at 09:10 and was instructed to turn right and climb to FL130. While climbing through FL120 the underfloor fuselage skin ruptured. It opened up sufficiently to be contacted by one of the propellers. Disruption of the structure and subsequent progressive separation of the nose and front fuselage resulted in failures of the control levers. Separation of the remaining empennage and the aft section of the fuselage followed instantaneously. The debris came down in heavily wooded rolling terrain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of corroded skin area along the bottom centre line of the aircraft beneath stringer No.32 which resulted in structural failure of the fuselage and aerial disintegration."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (39-44)


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On December 27th, 2014, this escape hatch was discovered by hunters in the Musquodoboit area.
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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Halifax International Airport, NS en Sydney Airport, NS bedraagt 303 km (189 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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