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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147545
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Date:22-NOV-1953
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180
Owner/operator:Gateway Aviation
Registration: CF-...
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 kms from N of Whitecourt, Alberta -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Grande Prairie, AB (17:28)
Destination airport:Edmonton, AB
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a rescue flight because polio patient Lloyd Williams, 33, needed to be put on an iron lung. The pilot Gordon MacDonald and Dr. Donald Wilson were volunteered for the mission.
They plane about 15 kilometers north of Whitecourt, and the 3 occupant were killed.

Their families erected a memorial plaque and scattered ashes nearby.

Sources:

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 23 December 153, p1
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/alberta-apologizes-to-families-for-cleaning-up-plane-wreckage-at-memorial-site

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2012 10:58 Daniel Nole Added
09-Dec-2013 17:47 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Dec-2013 17:48 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Jan-2018 14:49 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Jul-2018 19:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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