Accident at Vicinity of Princess Harbor, MB


1999-08-30: C-GHMK, a Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain with a pilot and 10 passengers, was enroute VFR from St. Andrews to Berens River when it force-landed in a bog about 4 miles north of Princess Harbor (N51 55/W96 50). There were no injuries and the extent of the damage to the a/c is substantial. A helicopter was chartered from Bissett to transport the occupants to Pine Dock and then by company a/c to St. Andrews. It was reported that the a/c experienced an engine failure, which precipitated the accident. Investigators from the TSB Winnipeg office are attending the site and reported that the pilot heard an unusual noise from the left engine followed by a yaw. The engine lost power, smoke emanated from the cowling and the cowling was disrupted. The pilot attempted to secure the engine, but the propeller would not feather. He subsequently carried out a forced landing and all of the passengers departed the a/c via the emergency exit. A fire started in the left engine and the pilot attempted to extinguish it with a hand-held extinguisher, but was not successsful. The fire was later extinguished by a water bomber operating in the area. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0739
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-08-29 - 20:53
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Princess Harbor, MB
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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 GHMK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Engine failure

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