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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191349
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:27-JAN-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 4B
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18356
C/n / msn: C-100/4/256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Folschviller, France -   France
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF 2 Fighter Wing, Grostenquin, Franceostenquin, France
Destination airport:RCAF 2 Fighter Wing, Grostenquin, France
Narrative:
CF-100 18356 of 423 AW (Fighter) Squadron, was tasked with a night time sortie from 2 (F) Wing, Grostenquin, France. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft crashed inverted 3.5 miles from the air base on the edge of the town of Folschviller, killing Flying Officers A. Shelongosky and M. Zimmer. The aircraft exploded adjacent to a building that housed local coal miners, but fortunately there were no injuries on the ground. A possible cause was attributed to elevator problems, but it was also suspected that the most probable cause was the result of takeoff procedure when the pilot made a right turn, became disoriented and inverted the aircraft

Sources:

With Eagle Wings, 423 Squadron History, Page 48
http://www.c-and-e-museum.org/Pinetreeline/metz/choloy/choloy6a.html
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002550?Anthony%20Robert%20Shelongosky
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4517815?Myron%20Jack%20Zimmer


Revision history:

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15-Nov-2016 20:21 yukonjack Added

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