Incident Supermarine Stranraer 954, Wednesday 8 January 1941
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1941
Type:Supermarine Stranraer
Owner/operator:4 (BR) Sqn RCAF
Registration: 954
MSN: CV-233
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Off Vancouver Island, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Aerial patrol
Departure airport:RCAF Ucluelet Naval Air Station, Vancouver Islands, BC, Canada.
Destination airport:RCAF Ucluelet Naval Air Station, Vancouver Islands, BC, Canada.
No.4 (BR) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, Supermarine Stranraer '954', suffered internal hull damage when it carried out an emergency landing in heavy seas off Vancouver Island after suffering heavy icing during a routine combat patrol. Unable to restart both engines and take off, the aircraft was recovered by boat and towed into Sooke Harbour, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The aircraft was later flown to Vancouver, repaired and returned to service with 4 (BR) Squadron.


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