Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 8 juillet 1965
Heure:15:41
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Compagnie:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Immatriculation: CF-CUQ
Numéro de série: 43844/334
Année de Fabrication: 1953
Heures de vol:29998
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Equipage:victimes: 6 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 46 / à bord: 46
Total:victimes: 52 / à bord: 52
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:32 km (20 milles) W of 100 Mile House, BC (   Canada) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Prince George Airport, BC (YXS/CYXS), Canada
Numéro de vol: 21
Détails:
Canadian Pacific Flight 21 was a domestic flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Whitehorse (YXY) via Prince George (YXS), Fort St . John (YXJ), Fort Nelson (YYE) and Watson Lake (YQH).
At 14:42, the DC-6 "Empress of City of Buenos Aires" took off on an instrument flight plan for Prince George, via Victor 300 and Blue 22 airways.
En route, at 15:29 the crew reported to Vancouver ATC Centre that they had passed Ashcroft at 16,000 feet. They were estimating William Lake at 15:48.
At 15:38 hours, Vancouver Centre called Flight 21 and did not receive a reply. About two minutes later, three "Mayday" calls were heard by Vancouver Centre. An explosion had occurred in the left aft lavatory. Smoke trailed the aircraft and the tail separated from the fuselage. The main portion of the wreckage assumed a nose down attitude and spiralled to the left until it crashed into a wooded area.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "Explosion of a device which resulted in aerial disintegration."

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (150-154)
» Crash of Flight 21 near 100 Mile House almost 50 years ago still a mystery (Global News, 30-8-2013)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Vancouver International Airport, BC et Prince George Airport, BC est de 520 km (325 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tels qui sont connus à ce jour.
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