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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23397
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:c. 10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180J
Owner/operator:Wayco Aviation
Registration: C-FRLI
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Knot Lake, British Columbia -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Nimpo Lake, British Columbia
Destination airport:Knot Lake, British Columbia
The pilot departed Nimpo Lake, British Columbia, in the float-equipped Cessna 180J aircraft at about 1020 Pacific daylight saving time (PDT) for a 25-minute visual flight to Knot Lake, 35 nautical miles southwest. This was the pilot's second flight of the day, the first being to another lake located in the vicinity of Knot Lake. When the aircraft had not returned to Nimpo Lake by 1330 PDT, the company owner took off from Nimpo Lake in a Beaver aircraft to conduct an aerial search. He heard the signal from an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) near Knot Lake; however, he could not locate the source. He then returned to Nimpo Lake and notified the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). The missing aircraft was found later that day on Knot Lake, partially afloat and sinking. The pilot had been fatally injured, and his body was recovered from the submerged aircraft the next day by RCMP divers.

The aircraft struck the water and crashed, probably because the pilot encountered turbulence and lost control of the aircraft during an attempted landing.



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27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added

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