Accident Cessna 185 CF-GMH,
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Date:Monday 13 January 1969
Time:c. 18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 185
Owner/operator:George M. Hart
Registration: CF-GMH
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:ca 6 mi NW of Fort Chipewyan, AB -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fort Chipewyan (18:35)
Destination airport:Fort Smith (19:25)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Medivac originated in Fort Chipewyan, CF - GMH attempted fly to Fort Smith in inclement weather. Hit a severe storm near Fort Smith. Pilot turned around to fly back to Fort Chipewyan unaware that the storm had knocked out his altimeter. Crash occurred as pilot was directly in line to land on the Fort Chipewyan runway however the altimeter read 500 feet higher than he actually was. George was an experienced bush pilot who had flown out of Fort Chipewyan for many years.


The Calgary Herald 15 January 1969, p7

Revision history:

15-Jan-2018 08:41 TB Added
09-Feb-2018 07:08 Lemon Hart Updated [Registration, Operator, Narrative]
09-Feb-2018 07:09 harro Updated [Registration]

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