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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 15 October 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Operator:Wasaya Airways
Registration: C-FKSL
MSN: 208B0129
First flight: 1988
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ranger Lake, ON (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Deer Lake Airport, ON (YVZ/CYVZ), Canada
Destination airport:Red Lake Airport, ON (YRL/CYRL), Canada
Flightnumber: 126
While holding outside the control zone at Red Lake (YRL) pending a special VFR clearance, the pilot made a descending turn to avoid a flock of large birds. The right wing struck the water of Ranger Lake and the Cessna overturned.
A military DHC-8 diverted to Red Lake and located the Cessna on the west side of Ranger Lake. The airplane was partially submerged and the pilot was on the wing. A floatplane (C-FVTU) subsequently picked up the pilot and returned him to Red Lake. The pilot suffered shoulder injuries, arm injuries, facial injuries and hypothermia.


Loss of control

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/00 (#92)
» CADORS Number: 1999O0975


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Deer Lake Airport, ON to Red Lake Airport, ON as the crow flies is 176 km (110 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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