Narrative:Aircraft ditched and sank in Pickle Lake after experiencing an engine fire during the takeoff 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.
|Date:||Thursday 12 May 1977|
Douglas DC-3 (R4D-1)
|Operator:||Patricia Air Services|
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canada|
» Jon Bauer (E-mail, 9-9-2011)
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.