Date & Time: Jul 8, 1961 at 0515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Landing (descent or approach)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While preparing to land on Knob Lake at Schefferville, the seaplane landed hard, struck the water surface, came to rest upside down and sank. All three crew members were killed.
The accident was caused by a wrong approach configuration on part of the pilot-in-command and an inappropriate flare.