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Last updated: 19 June 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 16 October 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:Air Spray (1967)
Registration: C-FQYB
MSN: 1063
First flight: 1959-05-27 (41 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Red Deer Airport, AB (YQF) (   Canada)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
An A-26 Invader was defuelled in the Air Spray hangar in Red Deer when someone unplugged an extension cord and sparks ignited the fuel. A fire erupted, causing a number of planes in the hangar to be destroyed by the fire. These planes included the Electra C-FQYB as well as four B-26 Invaders (C-FOVC, C-GHCC, C-GWLU and GPUC) and a Rockwell 690 (C-GGOO).

Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

» Scramble 259
» Scramble 258
» CADORS Number: 2000C1023


photo of Lockheed-L-188A-Electra-C-FQYB
accident date: 16-10-2000
type: Lockheed L-188A Electra
registration: C-FQYB
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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