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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55033
Last updated: 12 September 2021
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Date:23-AUG-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 4
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18112
MSN: 012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ajax, ON -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Malton Airport, Toronto
Destination airport:Malton Airport, Toronto
Narrative:
The CF-100 Mk.4 prototype, 18112, experienced severe buffeting while testing a rocket pack lowered from the gun bay. There was an explosion and the pilot ejected. Unfortunately, the flight test engineer could not eject and he died in the crash. It was found that his hands were thrown back in the slip stream and he could not reach the ejection handle over his head. CF-100s were fitted with a second wind screen for the navigator after this incident. The cause of the accident was suspected to be a fuel leak likely coming from lines ruptured by the severe buffeting and ignited by an electrical spark.

Sources:

The Avro CF-100; Larry Milberry
Canucks Unlimited; Bob Baglow
http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_18101_18150_detailed.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2015 18:18 yukonjack Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2017 16:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source]

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