Airplane Crash - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 01/02/1973

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Date01/02/1973
Time08:34
LocationEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
OperatorPacifiWestern Airlines
RouteToronto - Edmonton
TypeBoeing 707-321C
RegistrationCF-PWZ
Cn/In18826/389
Aboard5
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryLanding in poor visibility, turbulence and snow, the cargo plane came in for a landing at a high sink rate. The captain took over the controls to try to arrest the sink rate but the plane crashed into trees, a powerline and finally into a ridge short of the runway. The plane broke in two and was destroyed by fire.

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