Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver I near Laidman Lake: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2016 at 0925 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-GEWG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vanderhoof - Laidman Lake
MSN:
842
YOM:
1955
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine seaplane left Vanderhoof at 0900LT on a 30 minutes flight to Laidman Lake. About five minutes before landing, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a snow covered forest located northwest of Laidman Lake, about 80 km north of Anahim Lake. The pilot was killed while all four other occupants were injured, two of them seriously. The aircraft was written off.