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Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
                 
 
18102
on loan to Avro coded FB-K written off April 5, 1951

CF-100 Canuck Mk 1

 

30th July 1953


RCAF

Avro CF-100

18130

3 OTU

North Bay, Canada

Pilot Flying Off. G.W. Hunter ejected

 

Martin-Baker
                 
 
18160
served with No. 423 Squadron, written off August 11, 1953 at Longueuil, Quebec

 

                 
 
18141
served with No. 3 OTU, written off October 27, 1953 at RCAF Station North Bay

CF-100 Canuck Mk 3B

                 
 
18146
served with No. 423 & 425 Squadron, written off November 10, 1953 RCAF Station Uplands

 

                 
 
18122
served with No. 3 OTU written off August 17, 1954 at RCAF Station North Bay

 

23rd August 1954

 



A.V.Roe (Canada)

Avro C.F.100 Mk.4

18112

 

suffered loss of control following fire in Ajax, Ontario, Canada

CTP Sqn. Ldr. J. Zurakowski ejected at 2,000ft., 250-300kts
[Observer did not eject and was killed]

 Martin-Baker

                 
 
18117
served with CEPE coded JF-O, written off October 15, 1954

CF-100 Canuck Mk 3A

31st December 1954

 


RCAF

Avro CF-100

18154

3 OTU

Shawville, Canada

Pilot F/O F. Pickles ejected

Martin-Baker

 

Lmp36

 
18115
served with No. 3 OTU, written off December 31, 1954

12th April 1955 



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18325

433 Sqn

Cold Lake

Pilot F/O L.E. Sparrow ejected

Martin-Baker

 

28th June 1955



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18255

423 Sqn

St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

Pilot F/O J. Flury and F/O C.S. Forest

Martin-Baker

 

12th August 1955 



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18343

432 Sqn

Bagotville

Crew Flt. Lt. Don R. Mair and F/O J.L.Claude Filiatrault ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp122-123

FEEDBACK

Filling in for the fourth man in the fly by formation at the last moment was Don Mair.

As the group passed over both engines quit and as the pull away occured there was no re start. Possibly G forces on pilots hand may have pushed the throttle control down, shutting the fuel cock? Apparently this was the record for lowest survived eject at the time. Various changes to seats and control actions for canopy etc., were put in place because of the danger of g-force restricting movement, etc.
Anyways the Chief of Defence got more of a show than he expected. (Jet was fully loaded with fuel and ammo I believe?)
Dad was fished out of the woods by a helicopter that was already run up, and the Navigator got a ride back with some French loggers !
Apparently the plane had been having some maintenance issues?

 Thought I'd send along a photo.
Cheers

Douglas S. Mair
in email 20th January 2008

 

19th August 1955

 



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18251

3 OTU

 

Crew F/O J.A. Guutes and F/O A.J. Legg ejected

Martin-Baker

 

4th November 1955



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18274

3 OTU

Cold Lake

. Pilot F/O W.L. Donald ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp143

13th January 1956



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18394

445 Sqn

Carleton Place, Ontario

Flg. Off. J. W. Bill Delorey and Flt. Lt. John C. Kitchen ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp136

19th January 1956

 



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18180

3 OTU

Cold Lake

Flg. Off. J. Wood and Flt. Lt. John M. Sorfleet ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp137

26th April 1956



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18457

440 Sqn

Bagotville

Off. W. Bill E. Pierce and Flg. Off. W. Wally C. Kornyk ejected

Martin-Baker

23rd July 1956

 



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18334

440 Sqn

Bagotville

Flg. Off. Gord A. Larkin and Flt. Lt. Gord Murray ejected

Martin-Baker

4th November 1956

 



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18395

445 Sqn

Perth, Scotland

Flt. Lt. Jack B. Flannigan and Flg. Off. H. S. Martin ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp139

5th December 1956



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18390

445 Sqn

Troyes, France

Flt. Lt. W. L. Pigden and Flg. Off. A. W. Hanson ejected

Martin-Baker

 

10th December 1956



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18411

440 Sqn

Bagotville

Flg. Off. D. F. Matt Reid and Flg. Off. J. J. Paskaruk ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp98

                 
 
18159
served with No. 423 Squadron and No. 3 OTU, converted to Mk 3D, written off November 12, 1957 at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta

 

                 
 
18118
served with No. 3 OTU, later converted to Mk 3T and  written off May 7, 1958 at  (SOS May 23, 1958)

Struck off, after Category A crash on 7 May 1958 at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

7th May 1958


RCAF

Avro CF-100
Mk 3D

18118 RCAF Station Cold Lake Crashed at      
Instructor Pilot
ejected outside seat envelope
killed
Warren Maybee
ejected at low level
survived
Martin-Baker
 
Mike
Received your note and as Al has mentioned, my ejection from a CF 100 Mark 3D seems to have been missed.  I am currently wintering in Florida so I don't have my log book with me and given the number of years that have gone by since my ejection (51 years) some of the details have become a little blurred.  I do remember the aircraft number was 18118 and I am almost sure the date was April 18, 1958.  This date will need to be confirmed when I can check my log book.  The Martin Baker seat with a GQ parachute saved my life but regrettably by the time my instructor left the aircraft it was below the minimums for the ejection seat installed and he did not survive the ejection. It is estimated that I separated from the aircraft at about 500 feet and  my chute opened at about tree top level as the chute deployment was not seen from the control tower and the crash took place just off the end of the runway.  Indeed, the only person that saw my chute was an instructor that was directly overhead at the time and he informed the tower that their had been a chute (he saw just one as my instuctors chute did not deploy).
I'm not certain what other details you would like to have so I will not blabber on but wait for you to let me know what additional info would you would like and I will respond with pleasure.
Awaiting your reply. I am:
 
Yours truly
Warren Maybee

 

13th May 1958



RCAF

Avro CF-100

           
ejected ejected  
                 

25th May 1958



RCAF

Avro CF-100

 

 

 

Flg. Off. Bill Petrie ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp144

In other references Flg. Officer Peitri is given as ejecting with Flg. Off. Rudy Willhauk from 18321 on 25th September 1958

25th August 1958



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18329

423 Sqn

Grostenquin

Flg. Off. B. T. Pharoah ejected

Martin-Baker

 

25th September 1958



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18321

445 Sqn

Marville

Flg. Off. Rudy Willhauk ejected

Martin-Baker 

8th December 1958



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18769

433 Sqn

Powassan, Ontario

Sqn. Ldr. R. J. Burnett ejected

Martin-Baker

 

16th December 1958



RCAF

Avro CF-100 Mk.5

18499

409 Sqn

Double flame out. Comox

 

 

Capt. J. O. Callahan Flg. Off. John McLaren ejected. McLaren was never found Martin-Baker

22nd January 1959



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18417

 

Prestwick, Scotland

Mr. N. Hancock ejected

Martin-Baker

 

13th April 1959



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18403

440 Sqn

Zweibrucken

Flg. Off. Gord A. Larkin and Flt. Lt. Gord K. Murray ejected

Martin-Baker

Date also given as 13th March 1959 ???

     

 

       

4th September 1959



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18771

432 Sqn

St. Cyriac, Quebec

Wg. Cdr. J. R. Bob  D. Braham and Sqn. Ldr. John H. C. Boby ejected


Bob Braham

Martin-Baker

14th April 1960



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18402

423 Sqn

Grostenquin

Flg. Off. Clark and Flg. Off. R. Saulinier ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp143

11th August 1961



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18405

440 Sqn

Zweibrucken

Flg. Off. Mike Rudderham and Flg. Off. J. H. Noonan ejected


Mike Rudderham

Martin-Baker 

                 
 
18156
served with No. 413, 432 Squadrons and No. 3 OTU, converted to Mk 3D, written off August 12, 1960 at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta

 

September 1961



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18684

414 Sqn

Landing during violent thunderstorm. On third GCA the aircraft ran off the end of a runway, The nosewheel collapsed, entered the fuselage firing the pilot's ejection sea.

Martin-Baker

F/O Ed Bilton
ejected but died of injuries

Nav Joe C. LeBouthillier
no ejection
survived

Martin-Baker

 
Mike you don't show the unfortunate ejection and death of F/O Ed Bilton in Sept 1961 at 414 North Bay, when he and his Nav Joe Lebouthillier ran off the end of a runway, his nosewheel collapsed, banged up into the fusilage and ejected his seat, killing him. He was alive when Joe got to him but he passed away.  His seat and he went up as designed, but lack of forward motion doomed hime. Greg Stevens Halfback 10 414 AWF
now in Sidney BC

 

7th November 1962



RCAF

Avro CF-100

 

 

 

??? ejected

Martin-Baker

 

4th December 1962



 

Avro CF-100

18675

EWU

Chatham, N.B.

Flg. Off. G. Zieglansberger and Flg. Off. Finch ejected

Martin-Baker

 

29th July 1964



RCAF

Avro CF-100

18786

EWU

Bagotville

Flt. Lt. Dick Lilly and Flt. Lt. Tom Connolly ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp166

                 
 
18149
served with No. 423 Squadron, No. 3 OTU and the EWU, converted to Mk 3D, written off February 27, 1967 at RCAF Station St. Hubert

 

20th August 1968


CAF

Avro CF-100 Mk.5

18474

414 EW

St. Hubert. Crashed on farm house near St. John. PQ

Captain R. J. MacPherson and Lt. Flt. Lt.  Senechal ejected

Martin-Baker

 

 

8th May 1971


CAF

Avro CF-100

100789

414 EW

Beaufort, South Carolina

Captain G. E. Ted Benson and Captain R. Bob McKendry ejected

Martin-Baker

Lmp166/168

3trdMarch 1972


CAF

Avro CF-100

100792

414 EW

La Macaza, Quebec

Captain Vint Weldon and Major Rudy Willhauk ejected

Martin-Baker

 

 

 

 

    Avro CF-100 in the Belgian Air Force

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew seat photo

30th July 1959 

 
BAF

 

Avro CF-100

AX34    crashed near the road to Grez-Doiceau at Biez (Pietrebais), Kap André Meerschaut ejected but was to low to survive Martin-Baker  

27th September 1960

 
BAF

 

Avro CF-100

AX32 

 

forced landing at Biez (Grez-Doiceau)

Heavy landing  forced jack of the nose wheel door to fire ejection seat.  Through canopy ejection at too low a level.
 LKL Robert Remacle (OSN 1W) was killed

Martin-Baker

 

4th March 1963

 
BAF

 

Avro CF-100

AX51   pilot Léon Defays lost consciousness in flight, due to oxygen shortage, navigator ejected, pilot regained consciousness on lower altitude and made a normal landing at Beauvechain "Mike" Viseur (nav.) decided to eject. Martin-Baker  

 

 

At least 8  Cat. 5 losses in service with the Belgian Air Force – all help appreciated

 

FEEDBACK


The Avro CF-100
Larry Milberry
CANAV Books
1987
isbn 0-07-549482-5

in an email received from Leo on Tuesday 4th October 2005 -

Hello Mike,

 

I saw you were for some help concerning ejections from Belgian CF-100's. I know about 3 such accidents.

 

AX32    27/09/1960   Cat.5 during a forced landing at Biez (Grez-Doiceau), at 17:40, after a double flame-out due to a faulty fuel-tank selection. The jack of the nose wheel door penetrated the fuselage and triggered the mechanism of the pilots ejection-seat, thus ejecting the pilot through the canopy and at an insufficient height. LKL Robert Remacle (OSN 1W) was killed and maj Paul Hubin (nav.) remained unhurt (576:35).

AX34    30/07/1959   Cat.5 crashed near the road to Grez-Doiceau at Biez (Pietrebais), at 20:20, after breaking apart (the tail and the right wing broke off) due to overstressing during a dog-fight at low altitude. 1sgt Louis Thys (pilot) and kap André Meerschaut (nav.) were killed. Kap André Meerschaut ejected but was to low to survive (185:00).

AX51    04/03/1963   Cat.  the pilot lost consciousness in flight, due to oxygen shortage and     "Mike" Viseur (nav.) decided to eject.     Léon Defays regained consciousness on lower altitude and made a normal landing at Beauvechain.

 

Hope this helps,

Leo

Leo Spiessens
[Belgium]

Also to add the live tests carried out in Canada for AVRO by Sqn. Ldr. John Fifield RAF (retd) working for Martin - Baker Aircraft Company