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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Thursday 4 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08A Lodestar
Operator:Trans-Canada Air Lines - TCAL
Registration: CF-TCX
MSN: 18-2063
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) from Toronto-Malton Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto-Malton Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:Winnipeg-Stevenson Aerodrome, MB (YWG/CYWG), Canada
The aircraft suffered an engine failure immediately after takeoff from Toronto-Malton Airport, Canada. The flight crew made a forced landing in a plowed field. The nine passengers were slightly injured

» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» Ottawa Citizen 6 November 1943, p2 (photo)
» The Montreal Gazette 5 November 1943, p1


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto-Malton Airport, ON to Winnipeg-Stevenson Aerodrome, MB as the crow flies is 1493 km (933 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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