Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 12 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3 (R4D-1)
Operator:Patricia Air Services
Registration: C-FBKV
C/n / msn: 4441
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Aircraft ditched and sank in Pickle Lake after experiencing an engine fire during the take-off roll. The landing gear would not retract resulting in the aircraft nosing over and coming to rest inverted on the surface of the lake prior to sinking.

Sources:
» Jon Bauer (E-mail, 9-9-2011)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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