Recovery project of Harvard 2963 begins

On July 2nd, 2016 the CHAA Aircraft Recovery Team presented a fire extinguisher to the No. 6 RCAF Dunnville Museum.  The fire extinguisher was recovered from the wreck of Harvard 2963 which crashed into Lake Erie nearly 75 years ago.  The aircraft originated from No. 6 SFTS in Dunnville before the accident that killed Leading Aircraftsman William Charles Smith.

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CHART Team Leader Walt Irie presents the fire extinguisher to museum director Peter Gay.

The presentation signifies the beginning of a project to recover the remainder of the aircraft which will then be displayed at the Dunnville museum after undergoing conservation work.

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