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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188535
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:12-DEC-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic a17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop A-17A
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 3503
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Everett, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Station Camp Borden, Ontario
Destination airport:RCAF Station Camp borden, Ontario
Narrative:
Northrop A-17A Nomad, serial 3503 of No. 1 SFTS, RCAF Station Camp Borden, was carrying out local formation flying when the aircraft dived almost vertical into the ground near Everett, Ontario. The probable cause was attributed to the inability of the solo pilot to maintain equilibrium during adverse weather conditions. The pilot, LAC Clayton Hopton was to receive his wings the following day during the Course's graduation ceremony.

Sources:

http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=91647
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/article-template-standard.page?doc=borden-wartime-aircraft-found-in-lake-muskoka/hlouaipv
Joe Baugher: Northrop MSN 38-335; Temp delivery registration NX-N40; RCAF 3503


Revision history:

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06-Jul-2016 07:51 yukonjack Added

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