Aug 282017



It’s a newly posted video, but I don’t know if it’s a recent event.

EDIT: thanks to commenter xvdougl, here’s some actual info:

Close Call: CL-415 Canadair Hits A Barge After Scooping Water In Scary Footage

Apparently occurred in southern France on August 27.


Mandatory: scene from the movie “Always.”

 Posted by at 8:32 pm
  • Pantagruel

    That’ll buff right out…

    • B-Sabre

      No…no it won’t…

  • CaptainNed

    Can’t find anything in ASN on this, assuming it’s a Canadair CL-215/CL-415

  • xvdougl
    • Scottlowther


  • CaptainNed

    Oh, and for the “Always” clip, those silly French are calling a PBY a Canadair.

    • robunos20

      Maybe because it’s a Canso . . .?

      ‘By late 1939, the RCAF needed a successor to the Stranraer flying boat and selected the Consolidated PBY-5A. The Canso, as the RCAF named it, was to be manufactured in Canada and by late 1940, Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver had started building an order for 55 Cansos using US made parts. Meanwhile, Canadian Vickers in Montreal were awarded a contract to manufacture the aircraft from scratch. The first PBY-5A Canso built by Boeing Canada flew in July 1941 and the first Canso from Canadian Vickers in December 1942. Between 1935 and 1946, a total of 3,431 PBYs of all types, were built in North America; 730 of them in Canada. A further 1,500 PBY-5s were produced under licence in the Soviet Union.
      Cansos served with eleven RCAF Squadrons in WW II. They operated from both coasts and were employed in coastal patrols, convoy protection and submarine hunting. RCAF No. 162 Squadron, when stationed in Iceland and Scotland in 1944, accounted for the six German U-boat sinkings made by RCAF Cansos.
      After the Second World War, Cansos served with the RCAF in photo reconnaissance and search and rescue roles, until they were finally retired November 1962.’

      Canadian Vickers Became Canadair in 1944 . . .