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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204444
Last updated: 13 May 2019
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Date:13-JAN-1969
Time:c. 18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 185
Owner/operator:George M. Hart
Registration: CF-GMH
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 6 mi NW of Fort Chipewyan, AB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Fort Chipewyan (18:35)
Destination airport:Fort Smith (19:25)
Narrative:
Medivac originated in Fort Chipewyan, CF - GMH attempted fly to Fort Smith in inclement weather. Hit a severe storm near Fort Smith. Pilot turned around to fly back to Fort Chipewyan unaware that the storm had knocked out his altimeter. Crash occurred as pilot was directly in line to land on the Fort Chipewyan runway however the altimeter read 500 feet higher than he actually was. George was an experienced bush pilot who had flown out of Fort Chipewyan for many years.

Sources:

The Calgary Herald 15 January 1969, p7


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2018 08:41 TB Added
09-Feb-2018 07:08 Lemon Hart Updated [Registration, Operator, Narrative]
09-Feb-2018 07:09 harro Updated [Registration]

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