Date & Time: Jul 2, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Canadian Vickers PBV-1 Canso (OA-10 Canso)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The departure from Puvirnituq harbor was performed in foggy conditions. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the pilot-in-command made a turn to the left when the left engine lost power. The seaplane lost height and crashed into the bay, few dozen yards off shore. All 12 occupants were rescued while the aircraft was lost.
Loss of power on the left engine shortly after takeoff due to the presence of water in the fuel supply system.