ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-8-54F CF-TJM Ottawa International Airport, ON (YOW)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 19 May 1967
Time:18:37 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-54F
Operator:Air Canada
Registration: CF-TJM
MSN: 45653/178
First flight: 1963
Total airframe hrs:9670
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ottawa International Airport, ON (YOW) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC (YUL/CYUL), Canada
Destination airport:Ottawa International Airport, ON (YOW/CYOW), Canada
The DC-8 suddenly rolled to the right and struck the ground inverted while on approach.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to abandon a training maneuver under conditions which precluded the availability of adequate flight control."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 107-AN/81 (28-37)


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Distance from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, QC to Ottawa International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 150 km (94 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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