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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 177678
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:26-JAN-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic TBM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)
Registration: 85960
C/n / msn: 2779
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMCS Shearwater Naval Airfield, NS -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMCS Shearwater, Nova Scotia (YA)W)
Destination airport:HMCS Shearwater, Nova Scotia (YAW)
Narrative:
RCN Avenger 85960 crashed into a field several minutes after takeoff from HMCS Shearwater airfield on 26 Jan 1954. The Royal Navy exchange pilot was killed, but through the quick actions of a helicopter crew, airborne at the time, they were able to rescue the observerís mate who was unconscious in the wreckage. Following a hospital visit, he was found to be only slightly injured.

Sources:

From White-Caps To Contrails: Page 23
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 27 January 1954, p7


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jul-2015 05:38 yukonjack Added
07-Jan-2018 19:47 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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