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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Miss Piggy (Churchill)

This is the wreck of a Curtiss C-46 “Commando” twin-prop cargo aircraft owned by Lamb Airways Ltd. Widely used by the US military during the Second World War, the plane crashed at 9:30 AM on 13 November 1979 as it attempted to return to the Churchill airport shortly after takeoff, after the pilot reported mechanical problems with one of its engines. The plane landed in rough terrain and was badly damaged. Three crew members were slightly injured in the crash.

Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of Miss Piggy

Interior of Miss Piggy (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N58.76049, W94.08672
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by Manitoba Heritage Grant 18F-H49829.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2019

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