Accident Beechcraft Expeditor II (C-45) 1394,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179219
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Date:Wednesday 15 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft Expeditor II (C-45)
Owner/operator:6 CF RCAF
Registration: 1394
MSN: 7831
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Between Watson Lake and Whitehorse, Yukon -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Whitehorse, Yukon
Destination airport:Teslin, Yukon
Expeditor 1394 was with RCAF Station Whitehorse base flight (No.6 Comms Flight RCAF).
Aircraft ran into a snowstorm and pilot made an error in selecting fuel switches; investigation suggests he attempted to land with wheels up but aircraft flipped over and exploded on striking the ground. Five crew and one civilian were on board returning from a fire investigation, all were killed.
Pilot: J/27357 Flight Lieutenant Richard Lewis Curtin
Crewman: R/71202 Leading Aircraftman Charles Curtis Brooking (Aero Engine mechanic)
J/15246 Squadron Leader Robert Andrew Buckham DFC*, DFC(US)
C/48974 Flying Officer Alfred Henry Hartviksen
R/160630 Flight Sergeant Joe Milner
Ray Othen Porter - Civilian Electrician


Accident report on National Archives of Canada microfilm T-12342
Folha da Manhã 16 January 1947, p14
The Calgary Herald 16 January 1947, p1

Revision history:

02-Sep-2015 18:49 TB Added
12-Dec-2017 11:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
23-Dec-2017 20:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 21:30 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Aug-2023 15:47 tachel Updated [[Aircraft type]]
05-Sep-2023 17:49 Nepa Updated [[[Aircraft type]]]

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