Incident at Red Lake, Ontario


1996-06-16: The aircraft departed Cochenour Seaplane Base for Sandy Beach Camp which is located on Trout Lake, 35 miles east of Red Lake. Shortly after departure and while climbing to altitude the pilot advised Thunder radio that due to smoke and an engine problem he was returning to Cochenour. However, the pilot was forced to land on McNeely Bay due to a fierce fire which totally consumed the aircraft. The pilot was able to land the aircraft and evacuate the passengers before anyone was injured. The pilot received burns to his arm and face. TSB are enroute. Update to follow.


CADORS Number 1996C0202
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-06-16 - 19:16
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Red Lake, Ontario
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FMEL | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator WILDCOUNTRY AIRWAYS LTD. (5128) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Fire/smoke (warning)

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