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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29255
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-21A Goose
Owner/operator:BC Air Lines
Registration: CF-GEB
MSN: B-45
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vancouver (YVT), BC -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver (YVT/CYVR), BC
Destination airport:Tahsis, BC
Overshoot the runway and crashed on tidelands during snowstorm. Pilot Frank McCarville and two passengers died. Aircraft returned to Vancouver shortly after take-off due to weather.

Wreckage salvaged, sold to USA and rebuilt as N1042. Crashed in Alaska May 1978, three minor injuries, aircraft reported as destroyed, cancelled from USCAR 1983 as destroyed.


World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
El Siglo de Torreón 3 January 1966, p12
"The Grumman Amphibians" by Fred J. Knight

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 May 1978 N1042 Gifford Aviation 0 near Port Moller, AK w/o


Photo of CF-GEB courtesy

Vancouver - International Seaplane (CAM9)
31 July 1965; (c) Roger McDonald (via David Carter)

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2011 15:25 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Jan-2013 12:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Jan-2013 10:37 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 16:42 TB Updated [Source]
25-Oct-2018 17:53 Anon. Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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