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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191403
Last updated: 14 September 2021
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Date:20-JUN-1957
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: 18391
MSN: C-100/4/291
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Montbronn, France -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF 3 Fighter Wing, Zweibrücken, Germany
Destination airport:RCAF 3 Fighter Wing, Zweibrücken, Germany
Narrative:
CF-100 18391 of 440 AW (Fighter) Squadron, was being flown by the Squadron Commanding Officer, W/C W. McLeish, and was on a formation approach to Zweibrücken. The aircraft encountered a thunderstorm and crashed near the French village of Montbronn, 15 miles (24 Km) from the runway. W/C McLeish and the navigator, F/O R. Donald, died in the crash.

Sources:

The Avro CF-100; Larry Milberry, (Page 143)
440 Squadron History; The Hangar Bookshelf, (Page 62)
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4510384?Wallace%20Angus%20Grayton%20McLeish
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4504686?Robert%20Burns%20Donald


Revision history:

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17-Nov-2016 19:22 yukonjack Added

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