ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 757 Viscount CF-THA Bagotville Airport, QC (YBG)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 10 October 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 757 Viscount
Operator:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registration: CF-THA
MSN: 218
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Bagotville Airport, QC (YBG) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sept-Îles Airport, QC (YZV/CYZV), Canada
Destination airport:Bagotville Airport, QC (YBG/CYBG), Canada
Flightnumber: 455
An RCAF CF-101B Voodoo fighter plane (serial 17452) was holding short of runway 11, preparing for an air intercept mission. Viscount CF-THA touched down some 1000 feet past the runway 11 threshold and while the airplane was still on the runway, the Voodoo was cleared for takeoff. Some 20 seconds later the Voodoo collided with the tail of the Viscount, killing a stewardess and one passenger. The Voodoo caught fire but continued flight. It climbed to 1200 feet asl where both crew members ejected.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The controller having assumed in error that the Viscount was turning off at the high speed taxi strip, cleared the Voodoo aircraft for takeoff before the Viscount was clear of the active runway."


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Distance from Sept-Îles Airport, QC to Bagotville Airport, QC as the crow flies is 400 km (250 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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