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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 14 May 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:Flying Fireman
Registration: C-GFFD
C/n / msn: CV-441
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT) (   Canada)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Thunder Bay Airport, ON (YQT/CYQT), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed following a loss of the starboard Engine and half power on port engine due to water contaminated fuel on takeoff.

Sources:
» JP4, 9/84
» The Warbirds Resource Group (warbirdregistry.org)
» Derwyn Ross Flying Fireman Tanker #5 C-GFFD FO on the flight


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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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