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Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 11 December 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Wasaya Airways
Registration: C-FKDL
C/n / msn: 208B-0240
First flight: 1990
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:28 km (17.5 mls) NE of Pickle Lake Airport, ON (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canada
Destination airport:Angling Lake/Wapekeka Airport, ON (YAX), Canada
Flightnumber: 127
Narrative:
Wasaya Flight 127 departed Pickle Lake (YPL) at 09:00 on a cargo flight to Angling Lake Airport (YAX).
A rescue mission was launched when the aircraft became overdue. The airplane was visually located at 13:15 hours. Rescue efforts were hampered by poor weather conditions in the area. A helicopter was initially unable to reach the site due to heavy icing. A ground party reached the airplane about 22:50 hours.
The aircraft came down in wooded terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: A15C0163

Sources:
» Wasaya Airways

METAR Weather report:
02:00 UTC / 07:00 local time:
CYPL 110200Z 02010G18KT 350V050 15SM -SN OVC005 M06/M08 A2954 RMK SF8 LAST STFD OBS/NEXT 111100Z SLP026

11:00 UTC / 16:00 local time:
CYPL 111100Z 36005KT 310V030 12SM -SN OVC012 M05/M06 A2967 RMK SC8 SLP071


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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pickle Lake Airport, ON to Angling Lake/Wapekeka Airport, ON as the crow flies is 269 km (168 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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