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Fecha:miércoles 30 diciembre 1953
Tipo:Canadair C-54GM North Star
Operador:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registración: 17503
Numéro de série: 110
Año de Construcción: 1947-08-08 (6 years 5 months)
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin 622
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 43
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR) (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Edmonton-Namao Field, AB (YED/CYED), Canadá
Descripción:
The RCAF Argonaut of the 426 Transport Squadron departed Vancouver on a flight to Edmonton and Montreal. En route to Edmonton the airplane ran into icing conditions and the no.4 engine failed. The crew decided to return to Vancouver. Light rain was falling as the C-54 approached Vancouver. On landing the airplane stalled and fell to the ground. The nose landing gear and the right-hand wing were torn off and the airplane rolled upside down and skidded before coming to rest at the edge of a 10-foot ditch.
Contributing to the stall was a large amount of ice the aircraft picked up during the flight.

Fuentes:
» John Bradley
» Miracle saves 51 in air crash ( Winnipeg Free Press, 1953-12-31)


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Distance from Vancouver International Airport, BC to Edmonton-Namao Field, AB as the crow flies is 830 km (519 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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