Aircraft by type

The Canadian CF-101 Voodoo


 
                 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
25th August 1962
RCAF
CF-101B Voodoo 17435 409 AW(F) Sqn
RCAF Station Comox, BC
near Vancouver, B.C. Canada     Weber
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Weber
   
10th October 1962
RCAF
CF-101B Voodoo 17452 425 Sqn
Bagotville, Quebec, Canada
Cleared too soon for take-off. Collision with Trans-Canada Airlines Vicker's Viscount 757 near Bagotville. Struck the taxying Viscount's tail. Voodoo climbed to 1,200 feet where crew baled out. A passenger and a stewardess were killed. !0 passengers uninjured, 6 passengers injured     Weber
Pilot

F/O J.S. Whalley
ejected at 1200 feet

Navigator
F/O R.F. Jefferies
London Ontario
ejected at 1200 feet
Weber
   
Saturday 25th August 1962
RCAF
CF-101B Voodoo   Comox Air Force base, Vancouver Island Engine problems on return flight to air base over mountainous area, Sechelt Peninsula     Weber
Flt Lt  David Broadbent
30
ejected
Flt Lt. Victor Bartlett
28
St. Andrew's, NB
ejected
Weber
Picked up by USCG helicopter after five hours
   

16th September 1965
also seen as 10th


RCAF

CF-101B Voodoo

17479

3 OTU
?
No. 425 AW(F) Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ

 Crashed near Bagotville, Quebec, Canada

At 35,000 feet  Aircraft experienced failure of the horizontal stabilator’s hydraulic actuator resulting in full nose down deflection. Crew ejected at 10,000 feet.

 

 

Weber

Pilot
F/O Robert S. (Bob) Olson
ejected

Navigator
F/L John Morris
ejected 

Weber

      17479          
     
   
23rd February 1966
RCAF
CF-101B Voodoo

17470

No. 416 AW(F) Squadron Crashed during landing at RCAF Station Chatham, NB      
Ground egress Ground egress Weber
   
27th March 1967
RCAF
CF-101B Voodoo 17476 416 AW(F) Squadron Destroyed in crash      
     
   
15th March 1968
RCAF
CF-101B Voodoo 17480
59-480
425 AW(F) Squadron
CFB Bagotville
also seen as CFS Val D'Or
       
     
   

29th May 1969


RCAF

CF-101B Voodoo

17433

409  AW(F) Sqn

Mid‑air with 468 during four-plane formation practice near CFB Comox

 

 

Weber

Pilot
Lt Ron Little
ejected

 Navigator
Capt
Laurie Bastie

killed

Weber

29th May 1969


RCAF

CF-101B Voodoo

17468

409  AW(F) Sqn

Mid‑air with 433 during four-plane formation practice near CFB Comox

 

 

Weber

Pilot
Capt Barry Macleod
ejected

Navigator
Capt John Emon
killed
 

Weber

   
10th February 1971
CAF
    IS THIS THE LOSS BELOW ?? Engine caught fire after take off from Comox     Weber
ejected ejected Weber
   

18th February 1971


CAF

CF-101B Voodoo

17440

409 AW(F)  Sqn
CFB Comox

engine fire shortly after  takeoff near Comox

 

 

Weber

Pilot
Capt Doug Stuart

ejected

Navigator
Capt Lynn Wagar
ejected 

Weber

   
14th February 1973
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101062 425  AW(F) Sqn CFB Bagotville  near Bagotville, Quebec, Canada     Weber
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Weber
Capt Bob Lake was in that crash. [Confirm]
The fleet was grounded as a result.
[see Tim Harper's FEEDBACK for 14th May 1975]
   
7th July 1973
CAF
CF-101B 101049 416  AW(F)Sqn CFB Chatham Crash occurred 30 miles NE of CFB Chatham      Weber
Lt. D. R. Baceda
ejected
Navigator
Lt. Michaud
ejected
[confirm]
Weber
   

Sunday 12th August 1973


CAF

CF-101B Voodoo

101019

409  AW(F) Sqn

disintegrated in flight while performing a high-speed pass, pull-up and roll at the 12th Annual Abbotsford Air Show, Abbotsford, B.C, Canada

 

 

Weber

Capt John Pew
25
Brantford, Ont
ejected

Capt Gary Raindahl
24
Trenton, Ont
ejected
[badly burned when he ejected through the fireball]

Weber

 

Further details received from Doug Brown in email 22nd February 2009 & Bob Olson 29th January 2011

   
14th March 1975
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101009          
     
   
14th May 1975
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101016 425  AW(F) Sqn
CFB Bagotville
 Fire caused combustion casing caused in-flight explosion and fire, crashed near Bagotville, Quebec, Canada     Weber
Pilot Capt Tim Harper
ejected
Navigator Captain Michel "Mike" Lemay
ejected
Weber

Thanks to Denise Lemay for amendments to her dad's details above.
Entry amended 26th January 2011

Re Cf101016 : Failure of the combustion casing was the cause of the in-flight explosion and fire, not the A/B sensing line. The investigation solved the cause of the 101062  loss in Feb 1973 I believe. Capt Bob Lake was in that crash. The fleet
was grounded as a result.

Tim Harper...aka " P Rat "...pilot

   
Monday 4th July 1975
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101039 409 Sqn CFB Comox One of three aircraft practising formation flying. Crashed into Georgia Strait two miles northeast of Comox     Weber
?? ?? Weber
   

24th July 1975


CAF

CF-101B Voodoo

101039

409 AW(F) Sqn CFB Comox

 due to pitch-up near Comox

 

 

Weber

Pilot
Capt Gerry McIntosh
ejected

Navigator
Capt Ed Campbell
ejected 

Weber

   

5th July 1976


CAF

CF-101B-100-MC Voodoo

101061
57‑434

409 AW(F) Sqn CFB Comox, BC

 Crashed into sea while practicing for 1976 air show season of Georgia Strait near Comox – no cause found

 

 

Weber

Captain Leslie John Cox
32
Comox
ejected
missing

Navigator
Captain Roy James Smith
29
Keloowna
ejected
killed
 

Weber

no ejections attempted

 

 

1st December 1977
CAF
CF-101B
Voodoo
017

425 Sqn

A/C pitched up just after takeoff at CFB Bagotville      
Capt Robbie Robichaud Capt Bob Borland  
Both ejected outside the envelope of the seat and were killed
   
14th January 1978
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101023 409AW(F) Sqn CFB Comox Comox     Weber
Maj Martin
landed the
aircraft upside down and miraculously lived
Capt Littler
ejected at low level
outside the envelope and miraculously lived
Weber
   
29th November 1979
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101018 409  AW(F) Sqn CFB Comox inverted pitch up and spin, drogue parachute deployed. near Comox     Weber
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Weber
   
Tuesday 19th February 1980
CAF
CF-101F
Voodoo
101055 416 Sqn
Chatham Air Force Base, N.B.
Bounced at least once on Runway 25 and then exploded   Weber
Captain Robert Abbott*
29
Ottowa
killed
Captain Al. Oostenbrug
33
Stratford, Ont
killed
Weber
 

*Captain Abbott had experienced earlier mishaps in Voodoos
Saskatchewan, hydraulic failure during landing, hit runway at 250 mph, crashed into metal barrier [circa 1977]
Nosedive when aircraft caught fire [circa 1978]

   
26th September 1980
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101053          
     
   
22nd February 1982
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101013          
     
   
19th April 1982
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101026 416  AW(F) Sqn CFB Chatham  hydraulic failure; smoke in cockpit near Chatham     Weber
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Weber
   
15th September 1983
CAF
CF-101B Voodoo 101029 416 AW(F)  Sqn CFB Chatham  pitched up at low altitude after flying through the jet wash of another Voodoo near Chatham     Weber
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Weber
   
22nd June 1984
CAF
CF-101F Voodoo 101007  AW(F) 409 Sqn
CFB Comox
 near Comox     Weber
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Weber
  Exploded in mid air. Crashed on Texada Island, east of Comox, Vancouver Island, Victoria. Picked up by rescue teams uninjured
   
   

 

 

References & Acknowledgements

CF-101 Voodoo  Canadian Profile  by Robert McIntyre  Aircraft No.2  published by SMS publishing  (Sabre Model Supplies Ltd)  1984  isbn 0-92-375-01-4

 

 

Jeff Rankin-Lowe

Bill Boyd

NAMAR forum members

Canadian forum members

Doug Brown

Bob Olson

Mike Lemar

Al Crosby

 

FEEDBACK

Hi Mike;
One of my readers has provided some extra information on the ejections from CF-101B 101049 on 2 July 1973.  Crash occurred 30 miles NE of CFB Chatham.  Pilot was Lt. D. R. Baceda, navigator was Lt. Michand.  Mr. Baceda has just recently passed away.
Bill W.
London, Ontario

in email 26th March 2006