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Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2017
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Date:Tuesday 23 March 1965
Type:Canadair CP-107 Argus Mk.2
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 20727
C/n / msn: 18
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Wright R-3350
Crew:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:96 km (60 mls) N off Puerto Rico (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS (NRR/TJNR), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS (NRR/TJNR), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
Crashed during night exercise. All 15 crew members from the 404 squadron and one government research scientist died in the accident.
When the aircraft did a low fly over near the HMS Alcide submarine, it did a hard bank and the wing caught a large swell. It impacted the water half a mile from the submarine.

Sources:
» Air Force Public Affairs / Department of National Defence
» findagrave.com


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