Date & Time: Sep 3, 1971
Registration:
CF-HTN
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Fire fighting
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Hay River - Hay River
MSN:
1637
YOM:
1944
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The Catalina departed Hay River with two pilots on a firefighting mission in the region of Pine Point. While flying at low height, circling around the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed in the same area, the Catalina collided with a Norcanair Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso registered CF-IDS. Two pilots were on board the Canso and were also engaged in a firefighting mission. Following the collision, both aircraft crashed and were destroyed, killing all four crew members.