Air Canada

Air Canada Monday April 7, 1969
A fire in the left landing gear caused the plane to return for an emergency landing. After landing to a full stop, control was lost of the No.1 engine. Loss of control of the left main gear brakes caused the aircraft to circle to the right during the evacuation. Overheating of the starter selector relay during the starting of the No.1 and 2 engines. The proximity of a wire bundle to the relay provided a source of combustion for the initial fire.

Crash Details

DateMonday April 7, 1969
LocationSept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
Passengers17
Crew4
Fatalities1
Survivors20
Aircraft TypeVickers 757 Viscount
OperatorAir Canada
RegistrationCF-THK
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
Air Canada
Vickers 757 Viscount
1969