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Last updated: 22 July 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 21 June 2019
Time:12:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T)
Operator:North Star Air
Registration: C-FKGL
C/n / msn: 19066
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:off Fort Hope Airport, ON (YFH) (   Canada)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Fort Hope Airport, ON (YFH/CYFH), Canada
Destination airport:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canada
Narrative:
The Basler BT-67 aircraft operated by North Star Air, was conducting a flight from Fort Hope (CYFH), ON to Pickle Lake (CYPL), ON with 2 pilots on board. Shortly after the takeoff from CYFH, both engines (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67R) lost power. The flight crew executed a forced landing on Eabamet Lake, ON and after the landing, evacuated the aircraft via the main cabin door and swam to shore.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» cbc.ca
» TSB A19C0070


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Distance from Fort Hope Airport, ON to Pickle Lake Airport, ON as the crow flies is 159 km (99 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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