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Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 23 April 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman CSR-110 Albatross (HU-16B)
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: 9302
C/n / msn: G-450
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,8 km (1.1 mls) E of Hope Slide, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Comox Airport, BC (YQQ/CYQQ), Canada
Destination airport:Williams Lake Airport, BC (YWL/CYWL), Canada
Narrative:
Crashed into fog-shrouded mountain on training flight.

Classification:

Sources:
» The Leader-Post 25 April 1966, p10
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF/CF 9301 to 9310


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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 Comox Airport, BC to Williams Lake Airport, BC as the crow flies is 337 km (210 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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