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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175460
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Date:04-FEB-1945
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Owner/operator:5 OTU RCAF
Registration: EW134
C/n / msn: 728
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crashed 1.5 mi NNW of Wonnock, B.C. -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Abbotsford (YXX)
Destination airport:RCAF Abbotsford (YXX)
Narrative:
On February 4, 1945, Liberator B.VI EW134 Code G took off from RCAF Abbotsford, British Columbia, with an all RAF crew of seven, to carry out pilot and wireless air gunner (WAG) training. While returning to its home base at Abbotsford in icing conditions, the aircraft was seen to be experiencing engine problems as it flew low over the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. The outboard left hand engine was windmilling and it appeared the inboard left hand engine had come to a stop. The aircraft turned slowly to the left and then went into a steep turn towards the 800 foot Grant Hill, 1.5 miles NNW of Whonnock, BC. The left wing caught a tree and the aircraft disintegrated as it crashed into the hill. All seven crew members died in the crash.

Sources:

Canada’s Wings 2, The Liberator and Fortress; Carl Vincent: Page 102
Joe Bauhger: USAAF 42-99820, RAF/RCAF EW134
Maple Ridge News, February 3, 2011: Remnants of a bomber crash, Robert Mangelsdorf and Ron Knaack


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2015 17:26 Yukonjack Added
02-Jun-2015 14:31 DG333 Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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