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Date:Thursday 12 May 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3 (R4D-1)
Operating for:Patricia Air Services
Leased from:Ontario Central Airlines
Registration: C-FBKV
MSN: 4441
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Pickle Lake Airport, ON (YPL/CYPL), Canada
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Aircraft ditched and sank in Pickle Lake after experiencing an engine fire during the takeoff roll. The landing gear would not retract resulting in the aircraft nosing over and coming to rest inverted on the surface of the lake prior to sinking.

Classification:
Engine fire
Ditching

Sources:
» Jon Bauer (E-mail, 9-9-2011)


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