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2018.040.25 Sommerville seaplane crash, Nakusp, July 1953

: 2018.040.25

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: 1953-07-

: Nakusp & District Museum

: 1950s, accidents, Kuskanax Point, picnic, Pye; Don, Rotary Club of Nakusp, seaplane/floatplane, Sommerville; Ian, and Upper Arrow Lake

: Nakusp

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1 b/w photograph (15.5 cm x 9.0 cm)

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Damaged seaplane flown by pilot Ian Sommerville sits in Upper Arrow Lake after having crashed in front of Kuskanax Point, Nakusp, July 1953. Sommerville and passenger Don Pye (president, Rotary Club of Nakusp) were saluting passengers on the MV Beaton ferry as its was passing by the Rotary Club's picnic on the adjacent beach. Fishing boats in background rescued Sommerville and Pye, who were uninjured. The plane partially sank as it was towed to shore because a damaged pontoon took on water.

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