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Pennfield Ridge Air Station
Accident and/or Mishap Reports
No.2 Air Navigation School (21 July 1941-30 May 1942)
Transcribed by G. Christian Larsen

6 August 1941

6-8-41: One Anson overran the runway into a ditch and suffered very minor damage.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

25 August 1941

Anson Mk.1 6649 (ex. RAF W2397) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Liverpool, NS @ 0330 hours - Cat. "A"

CREW
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
BARNESON, F/O J. C/3003 Pilot Unijured
McKAY, Sgt. J.H. R/77282 Navigator Fractured arm
ROBERTSON, Sgt. D.J. R/77296 Observer Unijured
MARTIN, Sgt. E.J. R/60569 Observer Unijured
DOUGLAS, AC D.B. R/84248 Radio Operator Unijured

Duty On Which Engaged: Night Navigation Exercise.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Aircraft became lost. Pilot dropped flares and covered shore with landing light, but was unable to find suitable field for landing. Climbed to 6000' and ordered crew to abandon ship. Abandoned aircraft by parachute. Two personnel picked up. Remainder of crew safe. 

Primary Cause: Aircraft became lost.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

25-8-41: Anson A/C No.2397 overdue at 0315 hrs...Subsequent signal from Command Control via Milledgeville airport to the effect that all crew bailed out, after running out of gas near Liverpool, N.S. All subsequent reported safe, one of crew suffering injuries to arm by hitting tail of plane on bailing out. The aircraft was totally wrecked. Reason for accident was that it was lost.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:
1) "Four Pennfield Airmen Killed In Crashes Near Liverpool";
2) "4 Fliers Killed While Seeking Missing Plane" and
3) "Sergeant-Observer from Montreal Qualifies for Caterpillar Club".

 

25 August 1941

Anson Mk.1 6644 (ex. RAF W2388) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Liverpool, NS @ 0700 hours - Cat. "A"

CREW
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
SMALLMAN, F/L W.S.L. GB39003 Pilot Killed
ELLIOT, AC1 G.J. R/60107 Wireless Operator Killed
STREET, Sgt. S. GB1058228 Air Observer Killed
WOODHAMS, Sgt. G.T.S. R/58453 Air Observer Killed

Duty On Which Engaged: Search for missing aircraft Anson 2397

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Aircraft crashed and burned while looking for missing aircraft. In a steep diving turn to the left towards the East, the port wing struck a tree and disintegrated. A/C dove into ground on back, caught fire, and bounced 300'.

Primary Cause: Error of judgment on the part of the pilot, possibly aggravated by glare from rising sun.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

25-8-41:

Before crew of this aircraft reported safe (see report of Anson 2397 above) another Anson was sent out from this station as part of a searching party... This craft while near Liverpool, N.S. suddenly crashed to the ground and burned, with all the crew killed. Headquarters and next of kin were notified and all regulations in respect to Flying accidents complied with.

F. Lt. Hone and P/O Johnston proceeded by Anson to scene of the crashes to make the necessary investigation. Anson No.2397 not, as of yet, located and searching parties out, under the direction of the R.C.M.P. authorities at Yarmouth.

A very 'blue' Monday.

26-8-41: Search continued for Anson No.2397. Authorities contacted at Liverpool, N.S. Arrangements made to ship bodies by boat from Digby, N.S. to land at Saint John...Bodies of those killed in accident meet at Saint John at 1900 hrs. Bodies of Sgt. Woodham and ACA Eliott forwarded by C.P.R. Train to Regina and Calgary respectively, the other two bodies taken to Fernwood Cemetery, outside Saint John, pending final funeral arrangements.

27-8-41: Remains of F. Lt. Smallman cremated at the Fernwood Cemetery at the request of his wife. Arrangements made for a funeral service at this Station for F. Lt. Smallman and Sgt. Street to be held at 1030 hrs. on 28-8-41.

W/C Keddie and members of Courts of Inquiry proceeded by aircraft to Liverpool, N.S. to conduct investigation at that end.

28-8-41: Funeral services, as scheduled, held at 1030 hrs. A very impressive and well conducted service. Attended by widow of the late F. Lt. Smallman. Remains were afterwards taken to the Fernwood Cemetery. Cremated remains of F. Lt. Smallman to remain there for the time being, awaiting final disposition on instruction of his widow. Arrangements made for the burial of Sgt. Street in the burial space known as the "Field of Honor". 

Station returned to normal routine in the afternoon, hoping and praying that similar mishaps may not occur.

Anson A/C sent, at the request of W/C Keddie to Yarmouth to pick up the W/C and other members of Court of Inquiry, arriving back at approx. 2200 hrs.

29-8-41: W/C Keddie and members continuing with Cts. of Inquiry.

W/C Miller, our C.O. departed this station at approx. 1600 hrs. for Yarmouth, N.S. to bring back F. Lt. Hone, officer in charge of investigation of flying accident. W/C Miller to also drop in at Dartmouth Station to bring back photographs taken of the crashes.

31-8-41: W/C Keddie and members of Cts. of Inquiry <P/O Coles & P/O Sherwood> concluded report and left by aircraft for Moncton and Charlottetown at 1430 hrs.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:
1) "Four Pennfield Airmen Killed In Crashes Near Liverpool"; and
2) "4 Fliers Killed While Seeking Missing Plane".

25 August 1941

25-8-41: Another Anson A/C No.2352, also made a forced landing at Yarmouth, N.S. on the same evening, losing its way and being low on gas. No damage to craft or occupants.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

24 October 1941

24-10-41: At 2030 Hrs. R.C.A.F. 1928 Freight tender 2 ton was wrecked about 3 1/2 miles from Station on St. John Highway - clear night - driver claims blinded by head lights of on-coming car & went off the outside of a bad curve. Rolled over completely - Driver was accompanied by a helper with an airman as passenger. Damage to truck approx. $150.00.

25-10-41: C.O. accompanied by F/O Henderson investigated motor truck accident - Party sent out & truck brought back to the Station.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

24 October 1941

Anson Mk.1 6715 (ex. RAFW2393) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Golf Course, Bar Harbour, Maine @ 2345 hours - Cat. "B"

CREW
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
RAMSAY, Sgt. J.K. R/56112 Pilot Slightly Injured
MOHER, Sgt. D.L. R/88819 1st Navigator Uninjured
HUTCHINSON, Sgt. E.B. R/83232 2nd Navigator Slightly Injured
WRIGHT, Sgt. G.E. GB1376774 3rd Navigator Slightly Injured
STURGEON, AC1 C.W. R/103337 Wireless Operator Uninjured

Duty On Which Engaged: Night Navigation Exercise.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Became lost, ran short of fuel and forced landed.

Primary Cause: Force landing through shortage of fuel.

Secondary Cause Or Contributing Factories: Hit a bunker on Golf Course.

Court Of Inquiry, Investigating Officer Or Commanding Officer's Report : F/L Atkinson, M.R. (29 October 1941)

Recommendations :

(1) Increase gasoline capacity of the aircraft. 

(2) Overhaul the Pennfield D/F Station so that "Sense" determination may be applied to all bearings.

Action Taken: Nil.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

24-10-41: Ran out of gas - lost its way - Used flares to land...

Party made of F/O Lucas Senior Maintenance Engr., F/O Barneson, Flight Commander, F/O Cottington, Staff Pilot left for the scene at 0130 hrs. by private car to take over - Headquarters & next of kin signaled.

 25-10-41: At 1500 hrs. a party in charge of Sgt. Masten accompanied Cpl. Roy & Cpl. Sacouman left by Motor Truck & Trailer for Bar Harbour to assist in salvage operations of crashed Anson.

29-10-41: F/Lt.  M.R. Atkinson appointed as investigating officer into crash of Anson a/c #6715.

1-11-41: F/Lt. Atkinson submitted his report as investigating officer into forced landing of Anson No.6715 at Bar Harbour, Me.

3-11-41: M.T. truck and tender in charge of F/O Pritchard left for Bar Harbour Me. to bring back wing of crashed Anson No.6715.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: See "Snow-Blinded, Lands Bomber On Fairway"

4 December 1941

Car accident - near Pennfield Corner, NB @ 0100 hours

OCCUPANTS CAR #1
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Motor Vehicle Status
ELFORD, L.F. Sgt. R/65708 Driver of car Not seriously injured
MORTON, AC1 A.E. R/91573 Passenger Slightly injured
WALSH, AC1 G.J. R/81825 Passenger Very badly injured
FOCKLER, AC1 N.E. R/97248 Passenger Not seriously injured
KNUFFNER, LAC D. R/10673 Passenger Very badly injured

OCCUPANTS CAR #2
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Occupation Position in Motor Vehicle Status
MONAHAN, Willard Fireman, Maintenance Section Driver of car Not seriously injured
ARMSTRONG, "Fred" "                                                  " Passenger Broken collar bone
LORD, John Ludd "Jack" "                                                  " Passenger Seriously injured

4-12-41: Bad accident took place at 0100 hrs. to-day near Pennfield Corner about 2 miles from this Station. Five of our personnel were returning to the Station when car in which they were driving collided with another one... It is feared injuries of Walsh and Kuffner may be fatal. Our ambulance attended and brought the injured to the station Hospital where their injuries were attended to. Having no nurses, the St. John General Hospital was contacted, and our Station Wagon proceeded there to pick up four nurses. Priest from Black's Harbour phoned to attend the two badly injured airmen. Their next of kin advised by wire. H.Q.s repeated to Command likewise informed. Facts involving the accident as yet obscure.

4-12-41: Condition of airmen injured in car accident still serious - more hope for LAC Kuffner and LAC Walsh - Are no worse and have regained coconsciousness - Sgt. Elford whose injuries were not considered serious, is worst - now threatened with pneumonia and was taken to the St. John General Hospital for further treatment by ambulance.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES: See "Two Airmen And Civilian Hurt Seriously In Pennfield Crash"

12 December 1941

12-12-41: Advise received R.C.A.F. Detachment St. John that a Hurrican A/C to catapulted from a ship in Saint John and to land here for advise re: weather conditions, etc. before proceeding to Dartmouth - Landed at approximately 1700 hours 4-12-41.

16 December 1941

16-12-41: Bolingbroke A/C arrived at station from Dartmouth enroute W.A.C at 1600 hrs. to refuel and temporary repairs - Pilot F/Lt. Pritchard C2983 of Ferry Command, Dorval, Que. 

17-12-41: Bolingbroke A/C took off at 1300 hrs to continue trip to W.A.C.

30 December 1941

Anson Mk.1 6724 (ex. RAF W2411) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - field near Rothesay Avenue, Coldbrook, NB @ 0345 hours

    "The Security Guard of this Detachment guarded an Anson Aircraft which was forced down in a field some miles out of Saint John, until relieved by Guards from Pennfield Ridge, 30-12-41.

SOURCE: Intelligence Report from No.1 (CAC) Detachment, RCAF, Saint John, NB (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society"), Heritage Resources Saint John & R.W. (Bill) Walker.

TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES:
1) "Forced Down At Coldbrook"

15 January 1942

Anson Mk.1 6272 attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Presque Isle Army Air Field, Presque Isle , ME @ 0900 hours - Cat. "B"

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
RIDEOUT, Sgt. C.F. R/57851 Pilot Unijured
BULANDA, Sgt. J.P. R/105092 Wireless Operator Unijured
LANGLEY, Sgt. B.E. R/88081 Observer Unijured
LASHMERE, Sgt. H.E. R/75721 Observer Unijured
MacCOLL, Sgt. D.D. R/91224 Observer Unijured

Duty On Which Engaged: Cross Country Navigation Training Flight.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: The flight was from Pennfield Ridge to Edmunston, N.B. to Pennfield Ridge. While returning from Edmunston at approximately 11:40 hours, the port engine began to loose revolutions and to vibrate. As the nearest aerodrome was Presque Isle, Maine, the pilot altered course to that field and landed there. He taxied to the hangar on the North end of the field, but was told to go to the Control Room. In attempting to turn at the end of the runway, the brakes either did not hold or the wheels skidded on the ice and the pilot found he could not stop, and as he was headed for a fence along the roadway, attempted to turn the aeroplane, which was travelling slowly at the time by means of the engines. The Aircraft started to turn, but the centrifugal force of the turn, together with the wind on the keel surface of the aircraft, caused it to slide sideways while turning, so it struck a dry portion of the runway and the port oleo leg gave way, causing the port wing to strike the ground, The Startboard oleo leg then gave way and the aircraft landed on its belly.

Primary Cause: High tail wind and icy runways.

Secondary Cause Or Contributing Factors: Aircraft ground looped, causing failure of undercarriage.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

15-1-42: Anson aircraft 6272 made a forced landing due to engine trouble at Presque Isle, Maine. No one injured and damage slight.

16-1-42: Salvage party by aircraft to Presque Isle re forced landing Anson 6272 leaving Station at 1000 Hrs.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

24 January 1942

24-1-42: Two of our aircraft while being ferried from Moncton had a slight collision in the air. Portion of tail of one carried off but plane landed safely. 

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

25 January 1942

26-1-42: Reported that around 0200 hrs. on 25th a flare was dropped by mistake by one of our aircraft in bombing exercises in the area of Beaver Harbour, N.B. Caused quite a stir among inhabitants who thought craft was in difficulties.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

18 February 1942

Anson Mk.I 6717 (ex. RAF W2405) and Anson Mk.1 6686 (ex. RAF W1895) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - aerodrome, Pennfield Ridge @ 2300 hours - both Cat. "D"

OCCUPANTS OF ANSON 6717
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
JACKSON, F/O U.B. C/5591 Pilot Unijured
KECHN, Sgt. A.F. R/79389 Navigator Unijured
MARTIN, AC1 J.J. R/73520 Wireless Operator Unijured

OCCUPANTS OF ANSON 6686
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
SCHOEPF, F/O A.K. C/5516 Pilot Unijured
JACKSON, Sgt. E.H. GB1292959 Navigator Unijured
WHITE, Sgt. J.R. R/109551 Navigator Unijured
TREHLETT, Sgt. J.S. GB1331569 Navigator Unijured
QUINN, AC1 G.A. R/66929 Wireless Operator Unijured

Duty On Which Engaged: Navigation Flight.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Aircraft 6717 struck aircraft 6686 which was waiting for takeoff.

Primary Cause: Drifting snow caused poor visibility and icy runways. Also no tail light on Anson 6686.

Secondary Cause Or Contributing Factors: Aircraft 6717 struck aircraft 6686.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

18-2-41: Anson 6717 and 6686 in collision while testing on runway at 2300 hrs. Anson 6686 was at a standstill waiting for take off when hit by Anson 6717 - Claimed 6686 had not tail light - Visibility poor - Rudder and tail fin of 6686 broken - Starboard wing Anson 6717 damaged - No inquiries personnel.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

19 February 1942

M.T. vehicle No.3214 Panel Delivery enroute to Saint John, NB to take volunteer blood donors to hospital."

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in M.T. Vehicle Status
BUCHANAN, AC2 E.V. R/141272 Passenger Minor lacerations and bruises
MacCULLUM, AC2 A.W. R/137810 Passenger "                                                "
PLANTE, AC1 J.B. R/138604 Passenger "                                                "
FOURNIER, AC1 J.L. R/135774 Passenger Fractured pelvis
POTHIER, AC2 J.C. R/135774 Passenger Possible fractured skull

19-2-42: M.T. vehicle No.3214 Panel Delivery in an accident enroute to St. John, N.B. to take volunteer blood donors to hospital. Icy road and wagon skidded into S.M.T. Bus - 5 airmen, namely:

R141272 AC2 Buchanan E.V., R137810 AC2 MacCullum, A.W., R138604 AC1 Plante, J.R., R135774 AC1 Fournier, J.L., R137681 AC2 Pothier J.C. - First three minor lacerations and bruises - Fournier suffered a fractured pelvis and Pothier under observations with a possibility of a fractured skull - Next of kin notified.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

10 March 1942

Anson Mk.1 6386 (ex. RAF W1895) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Millidgeville, NB @ 1315 hours

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
PLAYER, Sgt. B.V. R/53937 Pilot Uninjured
ANDERSON, Sgt. R.F. AUS411270 Pupil Navigator Uninjured
BRUCE, Sgt. R.C. AUS412103 Pupil Navigator Uninjured
FETTES, Sgt. T.A. AUS411305 Pupil Navigator Uninjured
DALEY, Sgt. G.A. R/99217 Wireless Operator Unijured

Duty On Which Engaged: Unknown.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Port engine failed and precautionary landing was carried out at Millidegville Airport. Pilot overshot on short runway, ground lopped, striking fence. Slight damage to undercarriage and starboard engine mount.

Primary Cause: Forced landing.

Secondary Cause: Engine trouble.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Air Intelligence Report

14-3-42: 1340 hours, 10-3-42, Avro Anson Aircraft No.6386, piloted by Sgt. Player, B.V. with crew of four, landed due to engine trouble, and in doing so, overshot the runway (N.E. S.W.) crossed the Boar's Head Road, broke though a fence and finally came to rest in a pasture on the west side of the road. Some damage was done to the starboard oleo leg and port engine. The aircraft was towed to the hangar where repairs are being made by Riggers and Fitters from No.2 Air Navigation School, Pennfield Ridge, N.B.

SOURCE: Air Intelligence Report from No.1 (CAC) Detachment, RCAF, Saint John, NB ((copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

10-3-42: One aircraft forced landing at Millidgeville due to failure of Port Engine, no injuries to personnel. Plane overshot runway ground looped into fence, damage to undercarriage and starboard engine mount.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

19 March 1942

Car accident

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in M.T. Vehicle Status
DUNLAP, Cpl. H. Unknown Unknown Badly Injured
HEWSON, Unknown Unknown Unknown

19-3-42: Auto accident this evening involving Cpl. H. Dunlap and Hewson - Dunlap badly injured...

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

23 March 1942

Anson Mk.1 6194 (ex. RAF 613) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - 3 miles from Newcastle, N.B. @ 1650 hours

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
LEIGH, P/O J.B. J/9183 Pilot Uninjured
MANYLUCK, Sgt. W.A. R/105677 1st Navigator Uninjured
STAPLE, P/O A.E.F. J/10131 2nd Navigator Uninjured
TREMBLAY, AC1 H.E. R/12078 Wireless Operator Uninjured

Duty On Which Engaged: Routine navigation flight.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: A/C forced landed on road.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Station ORBs

23-3-42: One plane 6194 forced to landing near Chattam [Chatham], N.B. No one hurt - Landed on highway.

SOURCE: No.2 ANS Daily Dairy/ Library and Archives Canada/ Copy Number C-12327.

23 March 1942

Anson 6196 (ex. RAF 1632) and Anson 6399 (ex. RAF W1968) attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Tarmac of aerodrome, Pennfield Ridge @ 1735 hours - Cat. "B" (6196) and Cat. "D" (6399)

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
SOEDER, Sgt. G.A. R/87436 Pilot Uninjured
LLOYD, Sgt. W.R. R/102119 1st Navigator Uninjured
PREST, Sgt. A. R/101299 2nd Navigator Uninjured
POTTER, LAC A.D. R/91688 Wireless Operator Uninjured

Duty On Which Engaged: Navigation Flight.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: While taxing on Tarmac pilot misjudged distance striking gas tender with port wing causing A/C to turn into Anson 6399. Port wing of Anson 6196 struck engine nacelle of Anson 6399 causing severe damage to outer wing section and sparr.

Primary Cause: Misjudged distance of gas tender.

Secondary Cause Or Contributing Factors: Tip of port wing struck gas tender turning a/c into Anson 6399.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

23 May 1942

Anson Mk.1 6386 attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - near Mt. Andrews, St. Andrews, PQ @ 1400 hours

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
RIDEOUT, WO2 C.F. R/57851 Pilot Uninjured
DALEY, LAC R/99217 Radio Operator Uninjured
FORMAN, LAC. M. R/94836 Fitter Uninjured

Duty On Which Engaged: Ferrying.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Forced down in soft field due to shortage of gas.

Primary Cause: Run out of gas.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

23 May 1942

Anson Mk.1 6723 attached to No.2 ANS Pennfield Ridge - Valleyfield, PQ @ 1415 hours

OCCUPANTS
SURNAME/ Rank/ Initials Service Number Position in Aircraft Status
KAUFMAN, P/O S.R. J/11090 Pilot Uninjured
HANKINSON, LAC M.M. R/66378 Radio Operator Uninjured
DOUCETTE, LAC R.M. R/65278 Fitter Uninjured

Duty On Which Engaged: Ferrying.

Nature Of Accident And Stage Of Flight: Forced landed, hit a fence.

Primary Cause: Run out of gas.

SOURCE: Accident Report Card (copy in archive holdings of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society").

Terms and Abbreviations
Category "A" "The aircraft is destroyed, declared missing or damaged beyond economical repair."
Category "B" "The aircraft must be shipped, not flown under its own power, to a contractor or depot level facility for repair."
Category "C" "The aircraft sustains damage to a major component requiring repair beyond field level resources including those occurrences where:

(1) The aircraft must be flown to a contractor or depot level facility for repair;
(2) The damaged major component is shipped to a contractor or depot level facility for repair;
(3) The repair is carried out by a mobile repair party from a depot level or contractor; or
(4) The major component is damaged beyond economical repair."
Category "D" "Damage to any component that can be repaired within field level resources."
SOURCE: "Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers" website.

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