Howdy 4x4x4..... It's okay that you found me in your junk mail, what to hell I got a hold off you as I had planned. You;ve got somthing and I needed to talk about it. This Queen Charlotte Airlines Canso-A crash site has to be one tough info search for me. I have talked to a lot of people on this specific subject for the past 7 years. No one has found the actual impact spot yet that I know of, except until you. I have the DOT and Spillbury (QCA's owner and company president) putting the impact at approx. 1200 feet up Benson. Directly above Witchcraft Lake. The aircraft smashed into the rock face and fell back down a couple of ledges to rest scattered over a 100 foot wide by 60 foot ledge, and knee deep in aluminum and steel. Of course over the years we the people scounging tossed it down hill even further. 4x4x4 I am looking forward to our gathering in the future. Thanx for your reply.
just another wreck-chaser,
Stan (the man) Strazza
Amazing info! Thanks SO much.
What could be cooler than hiking to the site of such a disaster? Especially YEARS later, when wind and seasons have scoured the death from the place.
But standing on that ledge now, I'd still feel that fog in my lungs and look up to see the wreckage falling. Sad, but fascinating.
Howdy River Rat.............I can't say I've imagine it that way, allthough I can imagine my self on a seat inside that plane heading home. Those that were aboard her knew their chances, after all, the previous flight engineer had refused to fly with Capt. McQueen ever again, only just a week before he smashed her into the rock face of Benson......still a mystery as to how they wound up their, on Benson insted of another moutain earlier into their flight. Just luck that they made it this far from Kildala I suppose. Cheers RR, thanx for your input.......Stan the man
My girlfriend had read about the crash in a book about psycic and's mediums. Someone had been told not to board the plane as it was doomed to crash in to the mountain and he did as the psycic stated... Just a neat little tid bit of information
bigb....I am amazed at your info on the crash story.......any idea where she read it from?.....I know that a passenger had switched tickets with someone else to get on that flight and parished because of it.....thanx for your input to my info search on CF-FOQ still spread all over Mt. Benson......cheers Stan (the man) Strazza
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My grandpa was talking to me about this the other week. He was working for BC Hydro just after the crash. He has heard that the plan mistook one of the red lights on top of the transmission tower thinking he was in Cassidy and took the plane into Mt.Benson. Appearently the flight company have the greatest track (flight) record.
Also my wife live right next to the Jingle Pot Hydro substation, and 6-8 months ago a guy was buy said he was gathering info about the crash. He was trying to figure out what time was on the clock in the station at the time of the crash. I told him the best bet would be to go and talk to BC Hydro, I dont think many of the employees from back then are still around. My grandparents are members of the Power Pioneers (retired hydro employees). One of them might have some info about it.
Howdy Firechef.....it was I who was searching for a way to visit the actual office that Mr. Price worked in on that fatal night of the crash....I wanted to see where the clock hung on the wall....in order to retrace his activity that night, it would really help to see it....I have contacted the Hydro Pioneers and still patiently await a visit to the the Hydro-sub Station building...I do remember talking with you and sure appreciate your input on this forum...thanx...Stanley Strazza
Man! That image is so freaky. I remember hearing friends talk about this 20 and 30 years ago and we all sat and listened like it was some great ghost story. But to actually see the pics is just wild. I can't image what it must had been like to be on that plane all those years ago and know one really knew what happened.
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I found another pic of the same crash on another site:
......nice work on your wreck-chasing TH2008......in my photos of the actual wreckage you can definately see the rock ledges where the wheel strut hydraulic rams were lying.......these rock formations are up against the shear rock cliff face....over the years the pieces eventually where thrown down hill.....I have seen the other hydraulic ram and wheel hub not to far from the Witchcraft Lake itself.....The problem I am having is the elevations cause' I need them in standard feet not metric.......thanx TH2008 for your input to this subject.................Stan the man Strazza
* I still am having trouble in putting my crash pics onto this site.
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