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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Date:Monday 12 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated 28-5MC Canso (PBY-5)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 9701
MSN: 282
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saanich Inlet, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Canso crashed in Saanich Inlet, BC while on approach for landing. The accident was blamed on glassy water conditions, and sun angle on the water.
The wreckage was located by a privately owned submersible vehicle in the summer of 2005. The remotely operated vehicle was operated by the Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility.

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