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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189204
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:31-DEC-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 3CT
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18115
MSN: C-100/3/15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NE of RCAF Station North Bay, ON -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario
Destination airport:RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario
Narrative:
The CF-100 of 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit was on a local training flight with two WWII veterans, both of whom had earned DFCs. During the training mission, the aircraft suffered an engine failure. The weather at North Bay at the time was marginal. Although weather at Toronto was clear, the pilot elected to land at North Bay. During the approach, the aircraft crashed approximately 3.7 miles (6 Km) northeast of the airfield, near Widdifield Station Road, and disintegrated, instantly killing S/L Arthur MacMillan and F/L Harold Mitchell.

Sources:

The Avro CF-100; Larry Milberry; Page 36
Night Fighters, Stories from the Flyers of Canada’s All-Weather Fighter Force
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/article-template-standard.page?doc=second-world-war-and-cold-war-pilot-commemorated-in-north-bay/i0vijojm
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002301?Arthur%20MacMillan
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/80002376?Harold%20Wallace%20Mitchell


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Aug-2016 07:09 CF Added
21-Dec-2017 16:21 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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