East Provincial Airways

East Provincial Airways Saturday May 12, 1962
While landing on the water, the plane abruptly swerved to the right and sank in a short period of time. Because of a malfunction, the nose wheel doors were not closed and locked. The doors were torn off in the landing, allowing water to enter the wheel well severely damaging the aircraft.

Crash Details

DateSaturday May 12, 1962
LocationGodthaab, Greenland
Passengers18
Crew3
Fatalities15
Survivors6
Aircraft TypeConsolidated Catalina
OperatorEast Provincial Airways
RegistrationCF-IHA
Flight OriginSondre Stromfjord
Flight Destination Godthab
Godthaab, Greenland
East Provincial Airways
Consolidated Catalina
1962