Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV)
2003-08-26: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the aircraft is sitting on a lake 146 nautical miles northeast of Inuvik. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged in the forced landing. This was the first flight of this aircraft since it was added to their AOC. During the flight, engine rpm started to drop rapidly so the pilot put the aircraft down as fast as he could. The engine seized and it was noted that metal was coming from the prop shaft area. It may take some time to recover this aircraft due to its location. Also, it was reported that there are no trees available in this area large enough to construct a suitable tripod to support the engine. The company will be submitting an SDR. The PRM has been told to let Transport Canada know when and where the engine will be torn down as they may decide to witness it.
2003-08-13: The pilot of C-FFHC, a DHC-2 Beaver, was 10 NM northeast of Inuvik when an engine failure resulted in a forced landing on a lake. He was able to relay a message to an overflying a/c that he needed assistance. The company will send an AME to the site to examine the engine and carry out whatever repair/replacement is required. The cause of the engine problem is not known at this time.
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