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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191277
Last updated: 31 August 2021
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Date:10-NOV-1953
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 3B
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18146
MSN: C-100/3/46
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Shawville, QC -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario (YOW)
Destination airport:RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario (YOW)
Narrative:
The CF-100, operated by 445 (AW) Squadron, was on a ground control intercept (GCI) exercise. The fighter had intercepted an RCAF Comet, when it suddenly nosed over and dove straight into the ground west of Shawville, Québec. The accident investigation determined that the pilot, W/C G.E. Nickerson, had been overcome by anoxia. The navigator, F/O K.M. Eyolfson, did not eject, perhaps in an effort to save the pilot.

Sources:

http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?t=84947&start=325
http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_18101_18150_detailed.html
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002417?George%20Edward%20Nickerson
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80001763?Kristjan%20Marteinn%20Eyolfson


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Nov-2016 07:14 yukonjack Added
21-Dec-2017 16:14 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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