• Friday , 3 February 2023

Sixty-six years ago today: commercial airline crashes on Okanagan Mountain

Olden days

It was a cold winter day on Dec. 22, 1950 when a Canadian Pacific DC 3 airliner crashed on the top of the mountain directly across from Peachland.

It was foggy and their altimeter may have been defective.

There were only two fatalities, the pilot and the co-pilot.

It was a very difficult rescue in deep snow by search teams walking to the mountain top from Naramata.

Search and rescue parachutists jumped into the scene to give first aid, they were later followed by the ground rescue teams.

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2 Comments

  1. Robert Campbell
    December 23, 2016 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Oops. Please check math. I make it 66 years ago. (2016-1950)

  2. Joan Couturier
    January 5, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

    If the plane crashed in Dec 1950, your article in Dec 2016 should read SIXTY SIX YEARS AGO not FIFTY SIX YEARS AGO.

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