Date & Time: Feb 12, 1945
Type of aircraft:
Canadian Vickers PBV-1 Canso (OA-10 Canso)
Landing (descent or approach)
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While landing in the Saanich Inlet, the seaplane hit the water surface, ground looped and sank. Four crew members were killed while four others were rescued.
The accident was blamed on glassy water conditions, and sun angle on the water.