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Last updated: 19 January 2022
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Date:Thursday 23 August 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Maritime Central Airways
Registration: CF-GBQ
MSN: 456
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brevoort Island, NU (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Upon landing in the bay near the DEW line site at Brevoort Island (RES-X-1), the Catalina hit a piece of ice that cut the hull open. The aircraft sank but the crew were rescued by a US Navy landing craft.

Sources:
» Consolidated production list / G. Goodall


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