Airplane Crash - Mt. Benson, Bc, Canada 10/17/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mt. Benson, BC, Canada


Date10/17/1951
Time18:55
LocationMt. Benson, BC, Canada
OperatorQueen Charlotte Airlines
RouteKildala - Vancouver
TypeConsolidated PBY-5A Catalina
RegistrationCF-FOQ
Cn/In400
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryWhile flying VFR in adverse weather conditions, the pilot mistook Nanaimo for Vancouver. The plane crashed into Mt. Benson, 20 miles west of Vancouver.

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