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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234566
Last updated: 19 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II
Owner/operator:Slate Falls Airways
Registration: C-GGPU
C/n / msn: U20605798
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Jeannette Lake, ON -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sioux Lookout/Pelican Lake (CKA6), ON
Destination airport:Springpole Lake Mine, ON
A wheel-equipped Cessna U206G operated by Slate Falls Airways, was conducting a VFR flight from an ice strip at Sioux Lookout/Pelican Lake (CKA6), ON to Springpole Lake Mine, ON with the pilot and 1 passenger on board. During the flight, the oil pressure started decreasing but all other parameters, including oil temperature, remained normal.
The pilot decided to climb from 3000 feet to 4500 feet ASL and to continue to the nearest suitable landing location which was the original destination. The pilot of C-GGPU was in contact with another company aircraft and advised them of the situation. The oil pressure continued to drop, eventually reaching 0 psi. Shortly after the pressure reached 0 psi, the engine (Teledyne Continental IO-550-F) failed. The pilot informed the other aircraft of the engine failure, declared a MAYDAY on 126.7 and performed a forced landing into a forested area near Jeannette Lake, ON.
The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The pilot subsequently relayed their position by radio to the other company aircraft. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the ELT activated. The pilot and passenger were rescued by another company ski-equipped aircraft a few hours later.
The operator's post-accident inspecton of the aircraft revealed the connecting rod to the #5 cylinder had exited through the crankcase and oil streaking was evident on the underside of the aircraft.


TSB (photo)

Revision history:

30-Mar-2020 17:43 rossmcgowan Added
30-Mar-2020 19:39 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
02-Apr-2020 11:42 rossmcgowan Updated [Total occupants, Source]
19-Jul-2020 10:38 harro Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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