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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191405
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 4B
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18375
MSN: C-100/4/275
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RCAF 2 Fighter Wing, Grostenquin, France -   France
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RCAF 2 Fighter Wing, Grostenquin, Franceostenquin, France
Destination airport:RCAF 2 Fighter Wing, Grostenquin, France
A two man crew from 423 AW (Fighter) Squadron, were landing in CF-100 18375 at 2 (F) Wing, Grostenquin, France. The pilot initiated an overshoot, but he had difficulty raising the nose of the aircraft due to restrictions in aft travel of the control column. A straight in approach was set up at 135 knots, but as the aircraft reached the undershoot area, it descended rapidly and struck the ground in a 3-point attitude. The main undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft skidded down the runway on its nose wheel. The two crew members survived the incident.

Subsequent investigation found that a Phillips screw had jammed between a rivet on the cockpit floor and the elevator rocker arm. When the control column was moved aft, the screw prevented the stick from moving more than 1/3 up elevator. Upwards of 13 other FOD items were found in the aircraft. The aircraft was not repaired.


The Avro CF-100; Larry Milberry, Page 144

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17-Nov-2016 19:22 yukonjack Added

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