Accident at 30 Miles Northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario


1996-11-28: The pilot of PAG82, a BE55, which was enroute Thunder Bay from Atikokan on a routine courier flight advised Thunder Bay that he had a minor electrical problem. The pilot then reported smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft disappeared off radar approximately 30 miles northwest of Thunder Bay at 1337Z. Search and Rescue has been dispatched. A Hercules aircraft from Winnipeg is searching in the Shebandowen area. There was no ELT activation. TSB are standing by as well as a Minister's Observer from System Safety. The Thunder Bay weather at 1328Z was 1 SM in mist broken cloud at 700 overcast at 3300 feet. Update to follow. UPDATE: The aircraft was found by SAR late PM 23 October, 1996. The pilot was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed.


CADORS Number 1996C0446
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-10-22 - 13:37
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, 30 Miles Northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCIK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BEECH
Model 95B55
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number PAG82
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem

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