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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55032
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:22-MAR-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 3T
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18111
MSN: C-100/3/11
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malton Airport (YYZ), ON -   Canada
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
CF-100 18111 was destroyed in a wind driven fire that burned down Hanger 5 at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario. The hangar was rented from the Department of Transport by Avro Aircraft and Orenda Engines for test development and special manufacturing work. The source of the fire was an overloaded fuse box. There were five test aircraft in the hangar; three of which were destroyed including CF-100s 18111, 18348, and Lancaster FM-209. Avro personnel were able to remove CF-100 18279 and Sabre 23024 from the hangar, but the Sabre was damaged and eventually written off.

Sources:

The Avro CF-100; Larry Milberry, Page 62
The Canadair Sabre; Larry Milberry, Page 363
https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1955/1955%20-%201186.PDF
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78215847@N00/15876530451


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2015 18:00 yukonjack Updated [Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2016 08:12 yukonjack Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2017 16:24 TB Updated [Location, Source]

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