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Narrative:At 0525 eastern daylight time, a Piper Navajo PA-31, registration C-GUVK, serial number 31-7405451, with two pilots on board, took off from Dorval Airport, Quebec, on a three-day charter flight. Two passengers boarded at Rouyn, Quebec, travelling to La Grande Rivière, Quebec. All flight segments over the three-day period were planned in accordance with instrument flight rules.
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
|C/n / msn:|| 31-7405451|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4 miles SE of Moose Lake, Manitoba -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Montreal, Quebec|
|Destination airport:||Moose Lake, Manitoba (YAD/CYAD)|
At La Grande Rivière, the aircraft completed a VOR/DME approach to runway 31, but could not land due to weather. A missed approach was executed, and the aircraft proceeded toward the alternate airport, La Grande 4. About 15 nautical miles north of La Grande 3, the engines misfired. The fuel selector lever was reselected, and the engines operated normally for about five minutes, and then stopped.
The pilot-in-command declared an emergency and proceeded toward La Grande 3 Airport for an LOC/DME approach to runway 29. The aircraft broke through the cloud layer at approximately 300 feet above ground level and the pilot set the aircraft down in some trees beside a small lake, four nautical miles southeast of La Grande 3 Airport. The accident occurred at 0957. One of the two passengers sustained minor leg injuries. The other occupants were uninjured. They were rescued by helicopter approximately 45 minutes later. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.
1. CADORS Number: 1998Q0197
2. Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) Aviation Investigation Report A98Q0069 at http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/1998/a98q0069/a98q0069.asp
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]|