Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Consolidated Canso off Goose Bay: 8 killed

Accident description

  • Feb 6, 1944
  • 9781
  • Flight
  • Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Canada
  • North America
  • 8
  • 8
  • 0
  • 0
  • 8
  • Crew became lost during a survey flight, most probably due to a weather deterioration. Pilot ditched the aircraft in the icy Melville Lake located off Goose bay but the aircraft battered by ice flow and eventually sank. The crew left the cabin and found refuge in dinghies. Unfortunately, all attempts made for rescue were unsuccessful and all eight occupants were never found.
    Crew:
    W. E. McNicholl + 7.