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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 12 mayo 1962
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso (PBY-5A)
Operado por:Greenlandair
Alquilado a :Eastern Provincial Airways
Registración: CF-IHA
Numéro de série: CV-365
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH) (   Groenlandia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ/BGSF), Groenlandia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH/BGGH), Groenlandia
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).

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