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Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2016
Date:Monday 12 January 1987
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)
Departure airport:St. Catharines Airport, ON (YCM/CYSN), Canada
Destination airport:Toronto Island Airport, ON (YTZ/CYTZ), Canada
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.


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Distance from St. Catharines Airport, ON to Toronto Island Airport, ON as the crow flies is 51 km (32 miles).

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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