This site lists
airplane crashes that have happened within Winnipeg city
Back in 2002 I was
waiting for a bus at Logan and McPhillips,
transferring buses on my way to work. The
Arlington/Sinclair bus arrived, and
deposited me at work no more than four
minutes later. As I crossed the street a
fire truck sped by in the other direction
with lights flashing and siren blaring.
An aircraft had just crashed at Logan
There had been a couple
other recent crashes in the city. After two
more in 2005, I started compiling this list.
I now have a steady stream of aircraft passing low
overhead, on the approach to runway 36.
I leave out crashes
near or even
the present day borders of the city. There are just too many.
Many crashes during WWII and before are listed as "at
Winnipeg". While most crashes occur during takeoff and landing, I'll avoid
listing these as *in* Winnipeg, in the list to the left, without some other confirmation.
They do however show up in the master list.
Major Incidents Only
I leave out minor incidents (runway
excursions and uncommanded gear retractions, etc. ) at
the airport itself, unless it results in the
destruction of the aircraft. Also hot air balloons landing on streets or
other unusual places.
For military crashes where little description is given, I
list crashes with RCAF Category A ("The aircraft is destroyed, declared missing
or damaged beyond economical repair") and Category B ("The aircraft must be
shipped, not flown under its own power, to a contractor or depot level facility
for repair.") damage, but not Category C or Category D damage.
Work In Progress
The more I look, the more crashes I find. Those that
I've confirmed as being within city limits, are listed on the left. These,
along with ones I'm not so sure about, are in the
master list. I have a few more that I haven't written up yet.
roger @ rogerstrong.ca