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Grumman Goose Crash In British Columbia - 5 Dead  
User currently offlineLeftCoaster From Cayman Islands, joined Nov 2007, 77 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7021 times:

Very sad news from the Canadian West Coast...

A Pacific Coastal Airlines (an airline I have flown several times) Grumman Goose crashed near the Northern Tip of Vancouver Island in BC, Canada ~ killing 5 of the 7 people on-board.

The link below has the full story & a video report.


(I apologize if this has already been posted).

[Edited 2008-08-04 06:14:56]

[Edited 2008-08-04 06:32:02]

[Edited 2008-08-04 06:32:37]

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User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7008 times:

That is really too bad.

I flew on a 340 with them to Vancouver Island a few summers ago. I always wanted to fly on one of those amphibians.

Thoughts and prayers to the families and friends who lost loved ones.

User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

Heard about this last night via a buddy of mine. Sad news indeed, I was just watching a PasCo goose taking off a couple days ago and thinking that would be cool to go flying on some time. Hopefully they can find the cause soon and prevent it from happening again.


What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1843 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6822 times:

My thoughts and prayers to the victims and families.

Pacific Coastal flies an interesting fleet of planes, that provides needed service around British Columbia. I do hope this tragedy doesn't damage Pacific Coastal's long term reputation.

User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6703 times:

I flew with them from Vancouver to Port Hardy in 2004. Great little airline and I enjoyed my ride on the Shorts. Sad to hear about this accident.

User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6569 times:

Looks like one of the engines may be at fault. Survivor texted rescuers to location:

User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2948 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6556 times:

Report from RCMP - rego is incorrect though, I would say it is C-GPCD


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User currently offlineTsl1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6462 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 6):
Report from RCMP - rego is incorrect though, I would say it is C-GPCD

It looks like you're right - I just saw an aerial view of the crash site on the evening news and there was a bald eagle painted on the tail, exactly like that seen on a photograph of C-GPCD on our local aviation forum.

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