- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 11, 1957
Time: c 14:15
Location: Near Issoudun, Quebec, Canada
Operator: Maritime Central Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Reykjavík - Montreal
AC Type: Douglas DC-4
Registration: CF-MCF
cn / ln: 18374
Aboard: 79   (passengers:73  crew:6)
Fatalities: 79   (passengers:73  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft en route from Reykjavík to Montreal, Canada was flying at 6,000 ft. when it entered a thunderstorm. Subsequently it plunged to earth almost vertically at a speed calculated at 230 mph, bursting into flames. Severe turbulence encountered while flying in a cumulonimbus cloud, resulting in a chain of events quickly leading up to a complete loss of control.
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