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1972 Jun 25

Operator: Ilford-Riverton Airways
Aircraft: Beechcraft Super 18
Location: Linwood Street, St. James
Casualties: Nine dead, including seven rural high school students
Details:The twin-engined plane crashed and burned on Linwood Street shortly after taking off from Winnipeg airport.

References:

  • Western Canada Pictorial Index, University of Winnipeg Library
    image no.: 35417
    contact sheet: A1183
    collection: Winnipeg Free Press Collection
    date: 1972, June 24
    description: View Of Scene Where Ilford-Riverton Twin Engine Beechcraft Super 18 Crashed Into Houses On Linwood Street, St. James Shortly After Take-Off, 9 Killed. Photo By J. Albett
  • Western Canada Pictorial Index, University of Winnipeg Library
    image no.: 24201
    contact sheet: A0809
    collection: Winnipeg Tribune Collection
    date: 1972, June 26
    description: Rear View Of Ilford-Riverton Airways Plane That Crashed Into House On Linwood St., St. James, Winnipeg, Mb
  • New York Times - June 26, 1972 - 9 Are Killed in Plane Crash After Take-Off in Winnipeg
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 25 (Canadian Press) -- Nine persons, seven of them Indian high school students, were killed yesterday when a twin-engined plane crashed and burned on a residential street shortly after taking off from Winnipeg airport.
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