Accident at PELICAN NARROWS SK (CJW4)
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.
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