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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Mayo Lake: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 6, 2019 at 1208 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FSKF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Rackla - Mayo
MSN:
208B-0673
YOM:
1998
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane was carrying one passenger (a mining employee) and a pilot from Rackla to Mayo, Yukon. En route, it crashed on the slope of a mountain located north of Mayo Lake, about 45 km northeast of Mayo Airport. The wreckage was spotted an hour later and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter in Mayo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 31, 2011 at 1507 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-GMCW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mayo - Rackla
MSN:
108
YOM:
1956
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
3000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
16431
Circumstances:
The aircraft was being utilized in support of mineral exploration activities, to transport building materials, fuel, and winter camp supplies from Mayo, Yukon, to winter airstrips located at Withers Lake and Rackla River, Yukon. Withers Lake is located 113 statute miles (sm) east of Mayo, and Rackla Airstrip is located 94 sm northeast of Mayo (Appendix B). On the accident flight, the aircraft was transporting a load of twelve 6-inch by 6-inch wood timbers, each 16 feet long, and 2 barrels of jet fuel. The pilot had arrived at the Mayo Airport at about 0630 1 on the morning of the accident. The pilot’s first trip of the day was to Withers Lake, departing Mayo at 0834. The pilot completed 2 trips to Withers Lake and 1 trip to Rackla prior to the accident flight. The accident flight departed Mayo at 1448 under visual flight rules (VFR) on a company itinerary. At 1507 the Canadian Mission Control Centre (CMCC) received a 406-MHz emergency locater transmitter (ELT) alert. Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Victoria (JRCC Victoria) was notified at 1522. Aircraft operating in the area were alerted, and a commercial helicopter was dispatched from Ross River, Yukon, approximately 1 hour later to search for the aircraft. The helicopter crew located the aircraft wreckage at 1833 at about 4300 feet above sea level (asl), on a remote, snow-covered hillside 38 nautical miles (nm) northeast of Mayo.
Probable cause:
The aircraft departed controlled flight for reasons which could not be determined, and broke up due to high speed.
Final Report:

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-3 Otter in Mayo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 2007 at 1755 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
C-GZCW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
108
YOM:
1956
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

Shortly after take off from Mayo airport, Yukon Territory, the single engine aircraft impacted ground on airport property. There was a post impact fire but it was quickly extinguished. The pilot was extracted from the aircraft and died later from injuries sustained in the accident.

Crash of a Beechcraft C45 in Swan Lake: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 13, 2001 at 1735 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N45N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Swan Lake-Mayo
MSN:
43-51312
YOM:
1943
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
700
Captain / Total hours on type:
200.00

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Carmacks: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1963 at 2010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-MPO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mayo – Whitehorse
MSN:
359
YOM:
1952
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The RCMP's pilot and three policemen were transferring a prisoner from Mayo to Whitehorse. While approaching Carmacks in good weather conditions, the pilot was making a circuit to land when the airplane rolled over and spun into the ground. It crashed in a bank just below the Mayo Road at a location approximately in between the Territorial Garage and the Carmacks bridge. The burned wreckage was found by the Yukon River and all five occupants have been killed. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were considered as good.
Crew:
Sgt K. M. Laughland,
Cpl R. W. Asbil,
Const P. L. A. Malcolm,
Const W. J. L. Annand.
Passenger:
Joseph Phillipe Clement Desormeaux.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the accident. Nevertheless, it was established that no mechanical failure occurred on the airplane prior to the accident. The pilot was skilled and it is believed that the loss of control may have been caused by local downdrafts or by a stall due to an insufficient speed.

Crash of a Ryan B-5 Brougham in Mayo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 2, 1929
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-AHD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
209
YOM:
17
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from Mayo Airport, during initial climb, aircraft christened 'Queen of the Yukon II' stalled and crashed in the frozen Stewart River. Pilot John Melvyn Patterson was killed.