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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 29 september 1955
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Associated Airways
Registratie: CF-HMV
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 180 km N of Beaverlodge, SK (   Canada)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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