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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 24 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Austin Airways
Registration: CF-AAD
C/n / msn: 1658
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Great Whale River, QC (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
One propeller oversped and could not be feathered. During landing the pilot-in-command decided to overshoot because of an unsafe gear indication. However, he was unable to maintain altitude with gear down and a windmilling propeller.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» ICAO Summary No. 53


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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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