Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a North American B-25J-30/32-NC Mitchell near Pitt Lake: 5 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 29, 1953
  • 5246
  • Flight
  • Military
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Saskatoon – Vancouver
  • 108-37421
  • 1944
  • Pitt Lake, British Columbia
  • Canada
  • North America
  • 5
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • While flying northeast of Vancouver, the twin engine aircraft hit a snowy mountain slope located near Widgeon Lake, west of Pitt Lake. Debris were found few days later and all five crewmen were killed.
    Crew:
    Flying Officer Murray Donald Hill,
    Flying Officer Jack Wayne McIntosh,
    Flying Officer Ernest Dorph Thygesen, +2.