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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31576
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Type:Beechcraft 65-A80 Queen Air
Owner/operator:Gander Aviation Ltd
Registration: C-GGAL
C/n / msn: LD-233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near St. Johns Airport, NF (YYT) -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YYT (St. John's, NL)
Destination airport:YAY (St. Anthony, NL)
Crashed into hill in poor weather shortly after takeoff 4 mls NW of St. John's Airport, NF, at Picco's Ridge, in the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philips.

Flight was chartered to carry dignitaries from the National Historical Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to L'Anse-aux-Meadows, near St. Anthony, NL.


AL 141

Town of Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, Council Minutes of July 12, 2016 (

Lisa Daly, "The 1978 crash of a Beechcraft off Bauline Line" (

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2015 13:33 wf Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Apr-2017 06:36 gfrench Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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