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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 18 mai 1952
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Canso A (PBY-5A)
Compagnie:Maritime Central Airways
Immatriculation: CF-FAN
Numéro de série: 22023
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Sandwich Bay, NL (   Canada)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Cartwright Airport, NL (YRF/CYCA), Canada
Détails:
The Catalina departed Gander, Canada at 13:17 hours on a chartered cargo flight to Cartwright, Labrador. The aircraft was seen approaching to land in Sandwich Bay near Cartwright Harbour with the main undercarriage extended. The aircraft appeared to come to a sudden stop immediately after the wheels touched the water and the tail of the aircraft was seen to rise to a vertical position and settle back at an angle of about 45 degrees. The crew were killed.

Probable Cause:

Probable Causes: "The aircraft crashed on the water through failure on the part of the pilot-in-command to ensure that the main undercarriage was retracted."

Sources:
» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 9701 to 9750


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Gander Airport, NL et Cartwright Airport, NL est de 551 km (344 miles).

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