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Datum:zondag 18 mei 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Canso A (PBY-5A)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Maritime Central Airways
Registratie: CF-FAN
Constructienummer: 22023
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sandwich Bay, NL (   Canada)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gander Airport, NL (YQX/CYQX), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cartwright Airport, NL (YRF/CYCA), Canada
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aircraft crashed on the water through failure on the part of the pilot-in-command to ensure that the main undercarriage was retracted."

» Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers RCAF 9701 to 9750


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Gander Airport, NL en Cartwright Airport, NL bedraagt 551 km (344 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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