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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137112
Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:06-AUG-1958
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Owner/operator:RCMP-GRC
Registration: CF-FHW
C/n / msn: 58
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:6mls S of Penticton, BC -   Canada
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was caught in a down draft below the crest of mountain at too low an altitude to avoid hitting the terrain. It struck a hillside above Skaha Lake.
The Beaver was engaged in a search for a murder suspect at the time of the accident.

Sources:

The Windsor Daily Star 7 August 1958, p1
https://www.dhc-2.com/cn58.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jul-2011 13:00 TB Added
12-Aug-2011 13:10 TB Updated [Operator]
31-Mar-2012 00:22 GK Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2017 19:44 TB Updated [Nature, Source]
10-Nov-2019 16:16 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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