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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191859
Last updated: 12 October 2021
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Date:05-SEP-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 4B
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18455
MSN: C-100/4/355
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Toronto, Ontario -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Malton Airport, now Toronto Pearson International (YYZ)
Destination airport:Malton Airport, now Toronto Pearson International (YYZ)
Narrative:
The CF-100, operated by 432 AW(F) Squadron from RCAF Station Bagotville, Québec, was practicing for the Canadian International Air Show over the Toronto waterfront.
As the pilot, W/C H. Norris, pulled the aircraft up into a climb, the two engines flamed out. The aircraft went into an inverted spin and crashed into the Toronto harbor missing several pleasure craft. W/C Norris died in the crash, but it was suspected that he stayed with aircraft in order to try and steer it clear of the pleasure craft in the harbor. The navigator, F/O R. Dougall ejected, but he was too low and was killed.

Sources:

The Ottawa Journal September 6, 1957: Page 5
http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_18451_18500_detailed.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air_show_accidents_and_incidents#1957
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002794?Howard%20Russel%20Norris
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002784?Robert%20Clair%20Dougall


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2016 06:57 yukonjack Added
06-Jan-2017 09:13 yukonjack Updated [Registration, Cn]

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