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 some conservation work.

Read more here via Salvage operation near Fort Erie | Simcoe Reformer




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