Incident at 66 NM E of Snowdrift, NT


1999-04-14: C-FOPE, a DHC-2 Turbo Beaver with a pilot and two passengers, was on a VFR charter flight from Nowak Lake, NT (61 54N - 98 25W) to Yellowknife (YZF) when it was reported as overdue by the operator on the evening of April 13. The operator notified RCC Trenton, which dispatched a CC-130 Hercules from CFB Winnipeg to search for the a/c. The Hercules crew located the missing a/c on the morning of April 14 about 66 miles east of the village of Snowdrift. The pilot reported that he had landed as a precaution because of poor weather. The three occupants were not injured and were able to spend the night in the a/c. With VFR weather on the morning of April 14, the pilot departed for Yellowknife and C-FOPE landed safely at YZF at 1515Z. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0266
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-04-13 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 66 NM E of Snowdrift, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Unknown or undetermined,Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FOPE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land & Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - visibility,Missing aircraft

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