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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17585
Last updated: 6 December 2016
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Date:15-MAY-1956
Time:22:37 LT
Type:Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 4B
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18367
C/n / msn: C-100/4/267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:13
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Orléans, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario (YOW)
Destination airport:RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario (YOW)
Narrative:
On the night of 15 May 1956, two CF-100 interceptors of 445 (AW) Fighter Squadron were launched on an intercept mission from RCAF Uplands. After identifying an RCAF transport, the two aircraft prepared to return to base. CF-100 18367 flown by F/O W. Schmidt and F/O K. Thomas was still heavy with fuel so they indicated that they would fly around the local area to burn off some of that extra fuel. Nothing more was heard from the aircraft. It crashed out of control into the Villa Saint-Louis Covent at Orléans, Ontario, east of Ottawa at 22:37 local time. Both crewmembers died in the crash along with 13 on the ground including 11 Sisters of the Grey Nuns of the Cross, a Navy Chaplain and a cook. The official cause was never determined but it is suspected that there was a failure of the aircraft oxygen system that incapacitated the crew.

Sources:
FlugzeugClassic 05/2008
http://ottawa.ca/en/jet-crash-villa-st-louis
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMC97V_RCAF_CF_100_Crash_Site_Ottawa_Ontario_Canada
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ceremony-to-mark-deadly-1956-jet-crash-that-killed-11-nuns-in-orleans
http://www.orleansonline.ca/pages/N2006051501.htm
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80003124?William%20John%20Schmidt
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80003127?Kenneth%20Densmore%20Thomas


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Apr-2008 09:46 Bleiente Added
25-Aug-2011 05:20 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Jan-2012 01:43 Nepa Updated [Time, Registration, Operator]
18-Jan-2013 13:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2013 13:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
26-Jan-2013 15:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
08-Feb-2014 19:08 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Feb-2014 19:13 TB Updated [Source]
03-Nov-2016 08:12 Clunck Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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