Accident Lockheed Hudson Mk III T9449, Thursday 20 February 1941
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Date:Thursday 20 February 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed Hudson Mk III
Owner/operator:ATFERO RAF
Registration: T9449
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RCAF Gander, Newfoundland
Destination airport:Greenland ?
The Hudson T9449 was one of five on a delivery flight to England. Left Gander at 19:58 hrs. 20/02/1941

Over the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Gander the oil supply to the starboard engine failed. The pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, attempted to shut down the engine and feather the propeller but found that it would not feather.
Course was reversed to head back to Gander but then the port engine failed in a similar manner.

The Hudson crashed in trees on the side of a lake called Seven Mile Pond and the navigator, William Bird, and radio operator William Snailham died in the crash.

Sir Frederick Banting, a distinguished medical scientist, Nobel Laureate, and one of the two co-discoverers of insulin, travelling to England as a passenger, received injuries from which he died the following day.
Five days after the accident the wrecked Hudson was sighted from the air and Capt. Mackey was rescued by a party from Musgrave Harbour, about 16 km (10 miles) away.

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 24 February 1941, p1

Revision history:

27-Apr-2010 04:35 angels one five Added
27-Apr-2010 11:19 angels one five Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
27-Apr-2010 11:20 angels one five Updated [Source]
03-Jan-2012 06:39 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2012 02:25 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 00:59 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2013 01:36 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Jan-2018 08:25 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
05-Feb-2024 10:49 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]
18-Jun-2024 21:25 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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