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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 September 1956
Type:Avro 685 York C.1
Operator:Maritime Central Airways
Registration: CF-HMW
MSN:
First flight: 1944
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:44 km (27.5 mls) N of Kuujjuaq, QC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Frobisher Bay Airport, NU (YFB/CYFB), Canada
Destination airport:Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC (YVP/CYVP), Canada
Narrative:
The Avro York was returning after working at a Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line.

Sources:
» Two Die In Crash Aircraft (Lethbridge Herald 27-9-1956)


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type: Avro 685 York C.1
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accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
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accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
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accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
photo of Avro-685-York-C-1-CF-HMW
accident date: 26-09-1956
type: Avro 685 York C.1
registration: CF-HMW
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Frobisher Bay Airport, NU to Kuujjuaq-Fort Chimo Airport, QC as the crow flies is 625 km (390 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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