Accident at Hay River, NWT


1997-07-08: The a/c was on a test flight and departed Runway 13 at Hay River and entered a left hand circuit. The pilot then experienced an overheating engine followed by a complete loss of power. He was unable to restart the engine and was forced to ditch in Great Slave Lake about one mile off the approach end of Runway 13. Following the ditching, the a/c flipped over in the water and the pilot had difficulty opening the canopy. Because his helmet had broken the canopy, the pilot was able to escape through the hole. An overflying float a/c saw the pilot standing in shallow water, landed and retrieved the pilot. Efforts to remove the a/c from the water are underway. TSB and RCC have also been advised. UPDATE The pilot later reported that he believes the problem was a vapor lock in the fuel line.


CADORS Number 1997C0407
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-30 - 03:04
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Hay River, NWT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model KR-2
Year Built 1995
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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