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50 YEARS AGO: A Microburst… Trans-Canada Air Lines, and the Shameful Treatment of Captain Harry Bell
AS YOU SALUTE US, Captain Harry Bell, decorated WW II Halifax bomber pilot, formerly of RCAF Group 6 of Bomber Command, we salute you. Good father. Faithful husband. Churchgoing man. Proud Canadian. Esteemed, Trans Canada Air Lines (TCAL) captain… Well, until October 3, 1959, that is. And on that day, Harry’s whole world would change and the rest of the world wouldn’t catch up to Harry until 16 years later. When he should have been vindicated. But, even then, he wasn’t. That wasn’t TCAL, or Air Canada’s way. Admitting that a mistake had been made, that blame had been placed on a proud man’s shoulders, where it never should have been, well, they couldn’t just do that, now could they? Through the years there would be Workers Comp hearings. Harry’s back was pranged after the accident, but TCAL didn’t believe that, either. So Trans Canada Air Lines even got Harry a job at Japan Air Lines! Right after, they fired him! But Harry didn’t show up at the new job, the refusnik!! The logic escaped Canada’s national airline at the time, but everyone else could see it. If Harry can’t fly airplanes for TCAL, how could he possibly fly them for JAL?! Tokyo comfort girls be damned! Worker’s Compensation eventually sided with Harry, and forced the petulant airline management to compensate him monetarily for the injury that he had sustained while flying for them. And thereafter he received a pension from Trans Canada. But what solution to Harry’s battered reputation? Well, that too appeared to come out of Japan. Ironically. Only 16 years later. In 1975, Japanese meterologist Tetsuya Fujita, provided the explanation, which had eluded Harry in 1959, when his TCAL four-engined Vickers Viscount (CF-TGY) quite suddenly slammed into the ground. On that day in October of ‘59, Harry had just taken over from his co-pilot who had been piloting the new aircraft, but had become alarmed, even bewildered, by the intensity of a localized thunderstorm that had appeared unexpectedly, and only last ed briefly, over Malton Airport. And which, they were now flying into. Captain Bell assured his First Officer, John M. that he had control, could see the runway clearly, and would take passengers and crew, in. Check. Maybe ten seconds later, there was a sudden drop of the Viscount, a whoosing sound, a loud thud, followed up by that even louder, unbearable sound of metal tearing. They had landed alright. Before the runway! Straight through a reservoir. And the new Vickers Viscount? Well, now, only a broken mess. A complete write off. Hull loss, as its known in the airline biz. John pulled Harry out his pilot’s window. Harry couldn’t move. Jane N. the stewardess, got all passengers safely out, and away from the plane, that was now lying on the ground, broken, just aft of the cockpit. Its undercarriage… well, no where to be seen. Harry couldn’t explain what had happened. But he knew that he had made no operational mistake in the execution of his duties as a pilot. It didn’t take Trans Canada Air Lines long to decide what would happen, though. Harry got his last pay cheque the following week, stapled to a letter of recommendation from Trans Canada Air Lines. The page was blank. And Harry had kept it through the years. Still outraged, some forty-five odd years later when I met up with him, as anybody rightly should be for being blamed for an event, especially something as colossal as a airplane crash, which he hadn't actually caused. So WHAT was the cause, folks? A microburst. Oh, Microsoft… that explains it! No, NOT MICROSOFT, they weren’t even around then… a MICROBURST! Here’s how it happens, and yes, microbursts have thrown around even larger aircraft than Harry’s, with even more tragic results! Harry’s Viscount entered a suddenly appearing, localized severe thunderstorm, at Toronto International Airport (Malton Airport, back then) while on the landing approach. When that flight crew had originally plotted this flight from Montreal making their customary weather check, there were no storm warnings coming out of Toronto. The coast, or rather Malton, was clear. All right then. As Harry was landing his Viscount and began entering the microburst, he encountered headwinds that increased the air speed of his airplane. To maintain a slower and proper airspeed for landing, and the aircraft’s rate of descent, Harry reduced engine power to compensate. However, just as the Viscount got through the headwind, it encountered a downdraft. Then a tailwind. The Viscount was now flying too slowly to stay aloft, and since power had been cut previously, the Viscount was left without the necessary power to quickly climb again. Some aircraft go nose first after flying into a microburst. Fortunately, Harry’s Viscount just pancaked onto the ground and thus everyone onboard survived. Fujita published his theories on microbursts in 1974. The scientific community
B-24 flown from the UK to the Canadian Air Force Museum
Currently on display at the Canada Aviation Museum in Rockcliffe, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Formerly HE-773 “M” of the Indian Air Force, built by the Ford Motor Company’s plant at Willow Run, Michigan. It was allocated to the RAF under the Lend-Lease programme, and assumed the RAF serial KN 820. It was ferried to India and delivered on 30 July 1945, serving with No 355 Squadron. Arriving too late to play an active bombing role in the Burma Campaign, it served in an aerial photographic survey role for the Government of Bengal, until mid-1946. In May 1946 No 355 Squadron RAF disbanded. In common with other Liberators in the theatre, KN 820 was delivered to No 322 Maintenance Unit, Kanpur, for storage and disposal. There was a specific requirement that at the end of hostilities it was to be either returned to the US or disposed of. The aircraft was refurbished and restored to flying condition by the Indian Air Force and HAL. It was allocated the IAF serial HE-773 and the ID letter “M”. Like most Indian Liberator survivors, HE-773 was serving with No 6 Squadron at the time she was selected for preservation. During its IAF service this aircraft, like all IAF Liberators, would have flown in a natural metal finish, wearing IAF roundels and fin flash, and sporting her squadron badge on her nose - the Charging Elephant while with No 5 Squadron, and the Flying Dragon with No 6. It would have spent the bulk of its IAF service based in Pune. In 1967 Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh and Air Marshal E M Reynolds arranged for a Canadian-restored Westland Lysander to be gifted to India, and an Indian-restored Liberator to Canada. The two air forces had both operated these types, and were fortuitously able to fill gaps in each others’ museum inventories. The Lysander was delivered to India crated; but the Liberator was ferried to Canada under its own power. A Canadian Forces crew of six men arrived in India in May 1968, to ferry the aircraft to Canada. This was a volunteer crew, experienced at flying multi-engine aircraft, but with no Liberator experience – the Canadian Forces had ceased operating Liberators some considerable time before 1968! Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh handed over HE-773 to the Canadian High Commissioner at a formal ceremony on 27 May. Meanwhile the Canadian crew began conversion training with No 6 Squadron in Pune. While the Canadian crew was undergoing their conversion training, HE-773received a number of mods, to enable it to make the long journey to Canada. These included the installation of radio and navigation equipment for trans-Atlantic travel, oxygen equipment and winter flying gear – none of which the aircraft had ever required during its 20 years’ operations in the warm weather and low altitudes of the IAF’s maritime air ops environs! The aircraft was also given Royal Canadian Air Force markings, but retained <bthe Flying Dragons badge of No 6 Squadron on the nose, and the side letter “M” that the aircraft had worn throughout its Indian Air Force service. On 5 June HE-773 left Pune. Sqn Ldr Marwah accompanied the Canadian crew for their first two legs, from Pune to Agra and on to New Delhi for customs clearance. The Canadian crew flew HE-773 next day to Jamnagar, for an overnight halt. No 6 Squadron technicians had been pre-positioned at New Delhi and Jamnagar, and dealt efficiently with minor snags relating to blown fuses. The Station Commander at Jamnagar, who hosted the Canadian crew for their last night on Indian soil, was Group Captain (later Air Commodore) P M “Pete” Wilson, one of India’s most distinguished bomber pilots. After leaving India HE-773 staged through Bahrain, Nicosia, Athens, Decimomannu (now home to NATO’s annual live-firing exercise), Lahr (where it was buzzed by German F-104 Starfighters – now there’s a dissimilar formation to appeal to aviation enthusiasts!), and Prestwick, until Keflavik, Iceland was reached on 15 June. An attempt to reach Goose Bay, Labrador, the same day had to be abandoned because of the cumulative adverse effects of icing and cold weather on engines, pitot tube, and turret perspex – factors HE-773 had never had to cope with, over the previous quarter-century! However, sound airmanship and temporary repairs on the ground overcame these problems. The leg to Goose Bay was completed next day, in company with a Canadian Forces Canadair Argus; and HE-773 was on Canadian soil. On 17 June the crew was joined by a Canadian Forces liaison officer, and flew the remaining leg to Trenton, carrying out a low pass for the waiting press and families, before touching down on schedule. The ferry flight had covered nearly 17,000 km in 69 flying hours. Colonel Pudsey described the story of this flight in the Canadian Forces magazine Sentinel. Over the years that this aircraft has been on display at the Canada Aviation Museum, it has worn several different schemes. When it arrived it was still in the natural metal scheme that it had worn in