ASN Aircraft accident Avro 685 York C.1 CF-HMV Beaverlodge, SK
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Date:Thursday 29 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic a685 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Associated Airways
Registration: CF-HMV
First flight: 1944
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 180 km N of Beaverlodge, SK (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF), Canada
The Avro York was returning to Yellowknife after delivering supplies at a Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line site when it was ditched in the Thoa River due to fuel exhaustion. The airplane partially submerged but both pilot got out safely. The water was too cold to swim to the shore, but they were able to climb onto a wing flap. They were not able to recover any emergency equipment or food. The captain died within two days. The co-pilot was found alive by a search-and-rescue plane after ten days.

Fuel exhaustion

» Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph - Oct 12, 1955


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