When we heard that there was still some wreckage to be found south of Hope from a 1966 airplane crash, we had to see if we could find it. Attempting just after winter wasn’t the greatest idea but we managed to survive the trek!

Searching for wreckage at Hope Slide
Nearby plaque detailing 3 disasters in the area (hope slide + 2 plane crashes)

One interesting aspect of this particular aircraft is the readily available information online about the crash and the type of airplane. There are even exact pictures of the aircraft. It was a Royal Canadian Air Force owned Grumman CSR-110 Albatross #9302.

On 23 April 1966, the aircraft departed RCAF Station Comox, British Columbia and crashed on the Hope Slide near Hope, BC. Five crew members were killed but miraculously, the sixth survived.