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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199166
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:21-JAN-1959
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Noorduyn Norseman IV
Owner/operator:Arctic Wings
Registration: CF-OBI
C/n / msn: N29-3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:S of Coral Harbour, NWT -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nottingham Island
Destination airport:Coral Harbour
Narrative:
Due to severe conditions pilot Sam Bonderof was unable to locate Coral Harbour weather station. Running out of fuel and daylight, he decided to land on the sea ice while still being able to see the snow covered ice surface. On landing one ski broke off and after landing when the aircraft slued around a wing tip broke off.

Pilot and four passengers were eventually rescued by Royal Canadian Mounted Police de havilland DHC-3 Otter, piloted by Sgt. Gordon Carter. deHavilland Canada would later highlight this rescue in their Otter sales promotion, noting : Another routine entry in pilot Carter s log.

Sources:

https://www.canavbooks.worldpress.com/tag/norseman/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2017 14:49 dirk septer Added
18-Nov-2017 16:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
18-Nov-2017 16:33 TB Updated [Source]
18-Nov-2017 16:35 TB Updated [Time, Source]

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