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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 12 Mai 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso (PBY-5A)
Betrieben durch:Greenlandair
Gemietet von :Eastern Provincial Airways
Kennzeichen: CF-IHA
Werknummer: CV-365
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH) (   Greenland)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ/BGSF),
Flug nach:Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH/BGGH),
Nose wheel doors were not closed and locked, causing them to be torn off on landing allowing water to enter the wheel well severely damaging the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "As a result of the technical investigation, it was considered most probable that, because of a mechanical malfunctioning the nose wheel doors were not closed and locked and that there was an aperture of 70mm when the landing took place. The gaping doors were torn off when the aircraft having landed at rather high speed sank deeply into the water. The extremely great water pressure in the nose wheel well forced the aft bulkhead of the well inwards resulting in severe damage to the front cabin."

» ICAO Circular 71-AN/63


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Distance from Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport to Godthåb/Nuuk Airport as the crow flies is 315 km (197 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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