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Last updated: 19 February 2019
Date:Monday 11 May 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:Canadian Pacific Air Lines - CPAL
Registration: CF-CRV
C/n / msn: 21984
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Prince Rupert, BC (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sandspit Airport, BC (YZP/CYZP), Canada
Destination airport:Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC (YPR/CYPR), Canada
Bounced on landing and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "It would appear that through misuse of the controls in the air after the aircraft touched down on the water, it bounced several times, the final bounce being so severe that the nose section was torn off."



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sandspit Airport, BC to Prince Rupert-Digby Island Airport, BC as the crow flies is 145 km (90 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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