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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Date:Wednesday 1 August 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: 11043
MSN: CV-335
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Coal Harbour RCAF Station, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC (YPR/CYPR), Canada
Destination airport:Coal Harbour RCAF Station, BC, Canada
Hit a rock on landing at Coal Harbour. The nose broke off and the wings folded over the fuselage, still carrying four depth charges. The navigator was killed by a propeller. The remaining crew and passengers were rescued.



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Distance from Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC to Coal Harbour RCAF Station, BC as the crow flies is 450 km (281 miles).

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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