‘Mystery Plane’ Crash Starts Hunt
RCAF Air Sea Rescue men probed
a “mystery plane” crash in northern B.C. waters today.
Three separate reports from ships in the area of Hakai passage near Calvert Island told of the crash of a
flaming aircraft Wednesday night.
Flt. Lt. Tommy Futer
flew a canoe1 for an unsuccessful search early
today and another plane replaced him later to continue the investigation in
the island waters, 40 miles northeast of Vancouver Island.
Air Force search and rescue unit says no commercial or
military plane of Canada of (sic-or) the United States is missing.
A private plane should have filed a
flight plan before proceeding over this area but may have failed to do so.
It is also considered possible that a meteorite may
have plunged into the sea.
The three vessels reporting the
mystery crash were the Cape Caution,
the Betty Grand, the Department
of Fisheries’ vessel Howay.
This reference: The
Vancouver (B.C.) Sun of January
10, 1952. With thanks to the Center of UFO Studies for the document http://www.cufos.org/.
Note: The day
before the paper was published was Wednesday the 9th. -CF-
Note 1: The
reference to a canoe might mean the “Blue Canoe,” nickname for an L-27A
manufactured by Cessna, which is a twin engine light aircraft that could be
used for search and rescue. See: http://www.aero-web.org/specs/cessna/l-27a.htm
UFOCAT PRN – 61143 [DOS: 01-09-1952]
UFOCAT URN – 61143 Newspaper
clipping: The Vancouver (B.C.) Sun of January 10, 1952
North America –
Canada, British Columbia
passage Latitude 51-43-00 N,
Longitude 128-04-00 W (D-M-S)
Calvert Island Latitude 51-35-00 N, Longitude
Vancouver Island Latitude 49-30-00 N, Longitude