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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244278
Last updated: 21 October 2020
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Date:08-JAN-1941
Time:c.
Type:Supermarine Stranraer
Owner/operator:4 (BR) Sqn RCAF - (http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_951_10
Registration: 954
C/n / msn: CV-233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Off Vancouver Island, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:RCAF Ucluelet Naval Air Station, Vancouver Islands, BC, Canada.
Destination airport:RCAF Ucluelet Naval Air Station, Vancouver Islands, BC, Canada.
Narrative:
No.4 (BR) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, Supermarine Stranraer '954', suffered internal hull damage when it carried out an emergency landing in heavy seas off Vancouver Island after suffering heavy icing during a routine combat patrol. Unable to restart both engines and take off, the aircraft was recovered by boat and towed into Sooke Harbour, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The aircraft was later flown to Vancouver, repaired and returned to service with 4 (BR) Squadron.

Sources:

http://www.airmuseum.ca/mag/exag0307.html
https://www.onthisspot.ca/cities/ucluelet/seaplane
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Royal_Canadian_Air_Force_stations
http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_951_1000_detailed.htm


Revision history:

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