- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 15, 1955
Time: 0005
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Operator: Ontario Hydro
Flight #: ?
Route: Windsor - Toronto
AC Type: Grumman G-73 Mallard
Registration: CF-GEU
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 5   (passengers:3  crew:2)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft, which had no wing anti-ice capability, flew into unexpected heavy freezing rain and ice, 4 inches thick formed. Needing an emergency landing at London, the pilot requested lights on all runways and approaches be turned on. This was not normally done as it might confuse pilots. This overloaded the lighting circuit and blew a fuse. The plane crash-landed short of the runway and the pilot said it became so hard to control the aircraft that the absence of lights may not have mattered. One passenger died of his injuries almost 30 hours later.
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