And here is a 2017 response to the B-17 at Bennett (or Bennet) Lake, also ) in a lake NW of Whitehorse; several groups spent a great deal of time and money searching a lake in the late 1980s and 1990s with no reported results (not that I know of at least). Funny thing though: to date there is absolutely no evidence the USAAF ever lost a B-24 in the Yukon, missing, crashed or otherwise!?! I often wonder if the B-24 story was somehow mixed up with the C-54 at Snag story (about half way down this page): slightly different time frames, both large 4 engine aircraft and Wellesley Lake is very close to the expected flight path of the missing C-54; which was the perfect place to make an emergency landing, on solid lake ice in the middle of a Yukon winter." Reactions welcomed (email - responded Jan.2015: "With reference to a downed B-25 Mitchell bomber near Whitehorse, YT in 1952. We received an alert regarding this plane and I was a spotter, I believe on a Lancaster, for two days. I had a particular interest in the search as the pilot was Robin Hooper, who was a school friend. They were on excercises I believe, from CFB Cold Lake (Alberta) or possibly from CFB Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan). I found some OCR-scanned text, badly mauled, from the Amarillo Tribune (copy of 22Feb1938): "Plying the mail and flying passengers in the bush country.
I trust this will help in the confusion weather this was a US or A profile of Wings is outlines on my page Photos by Friends & Guests (39). The crash site is mentioned as Favourable Lake, which I found in NW Ontario (Red Lake region). Marguerite added: "We recently found another article, in the Red Lake District News, dated July 23, 1997, that states that the accident happened near the Dianna Gold Mine and that an old road led them 5 miles to a Long Lake General Store run by Leith Campbell. No weather reports, no beam flying, no radio, no automatic pilots.
He immediately went to help and amazingly there were no serious injuries!
; He took the pilot and passengers (I think there were three in total) to the nearest hospital (Arborg, which is about 16 miles away) to get checked out.
While talking with one of the officers from the Victoria unit, he informed me that they have a data bank of most of the Canadian crash sites that have been reported and investigated over the years.
Have you ever approached them to see if they would share this information?
An average of one plane tying up at the dock every six minutes, 16 hours a day, all summer long. That sure is great country for a man to make a living." provided the details, almost a year later (Dec.2014).
Found FBA-2C CF-SON crashed just north of the town of Riverton MB Canada. George added: "the crash was about a half mile east of the Icelandic river, by the sea plane base." wrote the definitive answer to this: "The Found that crashed north of Riverton was trying to land in the Icelandic River (in Riverton) after dark.
The RCMP and heritage officials agreed to seize the artifact before it could be moved out of the territory.He had passed over town heading south, but turned back due to the darkness.The Icelandic River was a well know commercial floatplane base at the time.My uncle was operating a dragline, a kind of digger, which had lights on the long boom so he could work in the dark.He was repairing a ditch and he said the aircraft came very close overhead and crashed into the trees on the other side of the road.The 2 others are being restored at sites in Pima, California, and Akron, Ohio.Watson Lake’s B-26 belongs in a Yukon museum, rather than a museum down south.Watson Lake is a key target for vintage-aircraft hunters, mainly because of the area’s sheer volume of air crashes." While browsing my database (16Nov16) for random updates I came across, while googling, images that served as an update for a Douglas DC-3 (C-47D 43-49403, c/n 26664/15219) wreck near Gustavus, Glacier Bay in Alaska.sent me this photo and email in June 2014: "I came across the email from Mr. I don’t know Ken at all, but was intrigued by his comments about a B-17 in a lake NE of Whitehorse. A B-17 crash landed SW of Whitehorse, on Bennett Lake near Carcross (1940s), but it was later retrieved from shallow waters. This Boeing B-17 was taking part in a search for a RCAF Mitchell that had gone missing the summer of 1952. (Ted) Stull, 52, a well-known figure in Canadian commercial aviation, died here Saturday after a brief illness. Stull, a veteran of more than 30 years in air transport, was "Western Region Operations Manager" for Trans-Canada Air Lines."In my career, as a Canadian Flight Service Specialist, I have been involved in SAR operations many times.This involved co-ordinating with the canadian military Search and Rescue out of Trenton and Victoria.