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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 16 October 2000
Time:20:36 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:Air Spray (1967)
Registration: C-FQYB
C/n / msn: 1063
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Red Deer Airport, AB (YQF) (   Canada)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
An A-26 Invader was defuelled in the Air Spray hangar in Red Deer when someone unplugged an extension cord and sparks ignited the fuel. A fire erupted, causing a number of planes in the hangar to be destroyed by the fire. These planes included the Electra C-FQYB as well as four B-26 Invaders (C-FOVC, C-GHCC, C-GWLU and GPUC) and a Rockwell 690 (C-GGOO).

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Sources:
» Scramble 259
» Scramble 258
» CADORS Number: 2000C1023


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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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