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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:jeudi 29 septembre 1955
Type/Sous-type:Avro 685 York C.1
Compagnie:Associated Airways
Immatriculation: CF-HMV
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 180 km N of Beaverlodge, SK (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:Yellowknife Airport, NT (YZF/CYZF), Canada
The Avro York was returning to Yellowknife after delivering supplies at a Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line site when it was ditched in the Thoa River due to fuel exhaustion. The airplane partially submerged but both pilot got out safely. The water was too cold to swim to the shore, but they were able to climb onto a wing flap. They were not able to recover any emergency equipment or food. The captain died within two days. The co-pilot was found alive by a search-and-rescue plane after ten days.

» Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph - Oct 12, 1955


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