Accident at PELICAN NARROWS SK (CJW4)

Summary

2003-08-14: UPDATE TSB reported that a cracked cylinder resulted in a loss of engine power and an attempt at a forced landing on a small lake. The altitude at which the event began may have given the pilot very little time to successfully complete a forced landing. TSB will probably classify the investigation a Class 5.
2003-08-05: A partially submerged DHC-2 Beaver on floats (registration C-GUXW) was discovered in Sully Lake south of Pelican Narrows, SK by an over flying aircraft Sunday morning, August 3, 2003 and reported to the Pelican Narrows RCMP at 9:15 AM local time (CST). The accident apparently occurred sometime Saturday, August 2, 2003. There were 3 people on board. The two passengers were able to exit the a/c and get to shore, but the body of the pilot was found inside the aircraft. The passengers were treated in hospital and released. TSB Winnipeg has 2 investigators at the scene and more information will be available.
2003-08-08: UPDATE TSB reported that the privately-registered De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, C-GUXW, was en route from Pelican Narrows, SK, to Jan Lake, SK. When the aircraft was overdue for arrival, another aircraft was dispatched to search. The accident aircraft was discovered partially submerged in Sully Lake. Two survivors had exited the aircraft with serious injuries, spent the night on shore and were evacuated to hospital the following day. The pilot's body was recovered by RCMP divers. TSB investigators were dispatched to the scene. The Class of TSB investigation is being assessed.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C1074
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-08-02 - 23:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 2
Aerodrome ID CJW4
Aerodrome Name PELICAN NARROWS SK (CJW4)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Pelican Narrows on Sully Lake
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0203
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31261
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Loss of control - ground,Evacuation
Events



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
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2 MKI
Year Built 1953
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model  Silhouette image of R-985-AN-14B
R-985-AN-14B
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 1
Injuries 2
Events Forced landing,Evacuation (aircraft),Overturn,Engine failure

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