1996-06-25: The aircraft was on a VFR flight plan. When overdue, aircraft owner started a search in his C206 and found the aircraft in the Shicwamkwa River. Apparently, the header tank went dry and the pilot was unable to switch the valve to the wing tanks. Both occupants reported no injuries. Damage to aircraft includes the left aileron, the removal of the left wing and the right wheel. A DHC2
from Air Dale was to fly in and pick up the pilot and passenger. Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A96O0107): The pilot and passenger werwe on a local flight and had filed a VFR flight plan. When the Zenair STOL CH701
/A aircraft failed to return as expected, the owner took another aircraft and began to search. The aircraft had force landed in a river when the engine had fuel starvation. Starvation occurred when the pilot allowed the header fuel tank to run dry. The aircraft was on a local pleasure flight from Wawa Airport (CYXZ)
. Two (2) S.O.B. -- one (1) crew; one (1) passenger.