Airplane Crash - Near Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada 12/09/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada


Date12/09/1956
Time19:15
LocationNear Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
OperatorTrans Canada Air Lines
Flight #810-9
RouteVancouver - Toronto
TypeCanadair DC-4M-2 Northstar
RegistrationCF-TFD
Cn/In128
Aboard62
Fatalities62
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft departed Vancouver en route to Calgary. Some 50 minutes later the pilot reported a fire in the No. 2 engine and was turning back. While flying under the power of 3 engines, the aircraft encountered severe icing, turbulence or other difficulty which led to the loss of control by the crew. It could not be determined why the aircraft was 12 miles south of the assigned airway. The plane crashed high into Mount Slesse. The bodies and wreckage were not found until 05/10/1957 and the wreckage still remains at the site which is now a memorial.

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