Accident at Shicwamkwa River - between Chapleau and Wawa, Ontario


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.


CADORS Number 1996O0235
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-06-25 - 22:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Shicwamkwa River - between Chapleau and Wawa, Ontario
TSB Occurrence Number A96O0107
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Other,Fuel related,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Advanced Ultralight
 Silhouette image of Advanced Ultralight
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Model CH 701 STOL
Year Built 1990
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model  Silhouette image of RECIPROCATING
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel - starvation,Forced landing,Collision with terrain,Fuel management

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