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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28064
Last updated: 21 June 2021
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Date:29-DEC-1944
Time:c. 06:50
Type:Victory Aircraft Lancastrian XPP
Owner/operator:Trans-Atlantic Air Service (CGTAS)
Registration: CF-CMU
MSN: 37004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Montreal/Dorval, Canada
Destination airport:Prestwick, UK
Narrative:
Crashed into sea. Canadian converted Lancaster BX (KB703). Disappeared with four crew (pilot Capt. Mourice Gauthier), a single passenger (Sir Alfred E. Evans) and mail over the Atlantic, after Mayday signal at 06:49. Plane left Montreal 28 December 19:00.

Sources:

various
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 30 December 1944, p3/6 January 1945, p2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Apr-2010 03:21 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Narrative]
22-May-2010 10:21 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2010 11:38 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-May-2010 11:48 TB Updated [Operator]
27-Jan-2014 17:15 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
28-Dec-2017 21:22 TB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
29-Dec-2017 10:20 TB Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]

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