Airplane Crash - Near Issoudun, Quebec, Canada 08/11/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Issoudun, Quebec, Canada


Date08/11/1957
Time14:15
LocationNear Issoudun, Quebec, Canada
OperatorMaritime Central Airways
RouteReykjavík - Montreal
TypeDouglas DC-4
RegistrationCF-MCF
Cn/In18374
Aboard79
Fatalities79
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft en route from Reykjavík to Montreal, Canada was flying at 6,000 ft. when it entered a thunderstorm. Subsequently it plunged to earth almost vertically at a speed calculated at 230 mph, bursting into flames. Severe turbulence encountered while flying in a cumulonimbus cloud, resulting in a chain of events quickly leading up to a complete loss of control.

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