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Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 19 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 11076
C/n / msn: CV-401
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Morhiban Lake, Labrador (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB (YQM/CYQM), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Canso departed Moncton on a ferry flight to Iceland, for use by 162 Squadron. It came down on frozen Morhiban Lake, Labrador due to engine problems. It was destroyed by a post crash fire. Two of the nine occupants were injured.
The survivors were flown out by two RCAF Norseman aircraft, but one crashed on take-off. Seven were then rescued by a USCG helicopter out of Goose Bay.

Sources:
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers
» The Leader-Post 3 May 1945, p15


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