Date & Time: Apr 11, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Canadian Vickers PBV-1 Canso (OA-10 Canso)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While on a cargo flight, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to fog. The pilot-in-command apparently decided to reduce his altitude to maintain a visual contact with the ground when the aircraft hit the icy surface of a lake located near Manicouagan. The airplane was destroyed and two crew members were killed, the third occupant was injured.
The pilot became lost and descended below the minimum en-route altitude in an attempt to establish his position.