Special Constable Nancy Puttkemery
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
End of Watch: Saturday, December 9, 1989
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, December 9, 1989
Incident Location: Alberta
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Special Constable Nancy Puttkemery was stationed in Alberta at the time of her death. She was permanently posted to Air Services (West) Relief Crew at Edmonton. She had been flying a Cessna 182 in Calgary, assisting on an operational file. On December 9, 1989, at 3:49 p.m. she was on a return trip to Edmonton with her spotter, S/Cst. Vincent Timms.
The weather conditions were poor and deteriorating. In limited visibility and heavy snow, S/Cst. Puttkemery opted to return to Calgary. In making a left turn at low altitude, the left wing of her plane struck a wire of a Cantel Radio Tower near Crossfield, Alberta. The plane fell to the ground and was completely demolished. S/Cst. Puttkemery and S/Cst. Vincent Norman Timms were killed immediately on impact.
S/Cst. Puttkemery is survived by her parents, and three brothers.
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