Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 12 January 1987
Time:11:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander
Operator:Trillium Air
Registration: C-GIRH
C/n / msn: 404
First flight: 1974-08-28 (12 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5,6 km (3.5 mls) SSE off Toronto Island Airport, ON (YTZ) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:St. Catharines Airport, ON (YCM), Canada
Destination airport:Toronto Island Airport, ON (YTZ/CYTZ), Canada
Narrative:
Crashed in Lake Ontario following engine failure. Both occupants were rescued by a helicopter after about one hour. The pilot survived, but died later due to the effects of hypothermia.

Events:

Sources:
» The Leader-Post - Jan 13, 1987
» Scramble
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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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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