Airplane Crash - Near Thorhild, Canada 09/17/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Thorhild, Canada


Date09/17/1955
LocationNear Thorhild, Canada
OperatorPacifiWestern Airlines
RouteEdmonton, AB - Yellowknife, NT
TypeBristol 170 Freighter 31
RegistrationCF-GBT
Cn/In12831
Aboard6
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryFor reasons undetermined, the right engine failed and as a result of being overloaded, the aircraft did not maintain altitude on one engine and struck the ground with the right wingtip. A possible contributing factor was the failure of the co-pilot's vacuum-driven gyro instruments, without his knowledge.

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