Pacific Western Airlines

Pacific Western Airlines Tuesday January 2, 1973
Landing in poor visibility, turbulence and snow, the cargo plane came in for a landing at a high sink rate. The captain took over the controls to try to arrest the sink rate but the plane crashed into trees, a powerline and finally into a ridge short of the runway. The plane broke in two and was destroyed by fire.

Crash Details

DateTuesday January 2, 1973
LocationEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Passengers0
Crew5
Fatalities5
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing 707-321C
OperatorPacific Western Airlines
RegistrationCF-PWZ
Flight OriginToronto
Flight Destination Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pacific Western Airlines
Boeing 707-321C
1973