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Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:22-DEC-2010
Time:19:50 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AEST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-60-601P
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: C-FMLI
C/n / msn: 61P-7963259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Falaise Lake, 120 kilometres SW of Yellowknife, NWT -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Yellowknife, NWT (CYZF)
Destination airport:Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ)
Narrative:
The pilot made a forced emergency landing on Falaise Lake, after he had noticed fumes and smoke coming from the back of the plane. As soon as the pilot got out of the plane, it went up in flames and was destroyed. He was not injured and was later rescued by helicopter.

UPDATE TSB reported that the privately owned Piper Aerostar was en route from Yellowknife, NT to Fort St. John, BC. The pilot noticed fumes and smoke coming from behind the rear cabin wall. The cabin was depressurized and the door opened to clear the smoke. A forced landing was conducted onto the frozen surface of Falaise Lake, NT. The pilot immediately egressed, however, the aircraft was soon engulfed in flames and was completely consumed. The pilot was not injured and was flown out by helicopter.

Sources:

1. CADORS Number: 2010C4327
2. TSB Occurrence No:A10W0203
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20110109082011/http://www.cbc.ca:80/canada/north/story/2011/01/06/nwt-pilot-fire.html

Piper PA-60 Aerostar N94SG (cn 61P-0587-7963259): later on the Canadian register as C-FMLI. Seen here at Yellowknife (YZF / CYZF) Northwest Territories, January 23, 2009

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2011 13:50 peterj Added
08-Jan-2011 14:42 peterj Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
25-Jul-2014 00:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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