Airplane Crash - Orleans, Ontario, Canada 05/15/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Orleans, Ontario, Canada


Date05/15/1956
Time22:17
LocationOrleans, Ontario, Canada
OperatorMilitary - Royal Canadian Air Force
TypeCF-100 Mark V
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground13
SummaryThe CF-100 was from the Canadian Air Defense Command which was scrambled to investigate an unidentified transport plane flying in the area. Something malfunctioned on the fighter and the jet crashed into a convent operated by the Grey Nuns of the Cross, at over 680 miles an hour, destroying the three story, 70 room convent.

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