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Last updated: 20 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 12 mei 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso (PBY-5A)
Vloog voor:Greenlandair
Gehuurd van:Eastern Provincial Airways
Registratie: CF-IHA
Constructienummer: CV-365
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 21
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH) (   Groenland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ/BGSF), Groenland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Godthåb/Nuuk Airport (GOH/BGGH), Groenland
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport en Godthåb/Nuuk Airport bedraagt 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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