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Ground fire of an Avro 748 in Sandy Lake

Date & Time: Jun 12, 2012 at 1343 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-FTTW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pickle Lake – Sandy Lake
MSN:
1681
YOM:
21
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was parked on the ramp at Sandy Lake Airport. The flight crew had disembarked and were off-loading the cargo (JET A-1 jet fuel) from the aircraft to fuel tanks adjacent to the ramp. A fire broke out and the flight crew used the available fire extinguishers but the fire spread and consumed most of the aircraft, which was destroyed. There were no injuries.
Probable cause:
A leak occurred in a hose downstream of the pumps (located on the ground beside the aircraft). The ambient wind blew vapors toward the pumps and a fire broke out.

Crash of an Avro 748 in Sandy Lake: 7 killed

Date & Time: Nov 10, 1993 at 1805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GQTH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Winnipeg-Sandy Lake-Saint Theresa Point-Island Lake-Winnipeg
MSN:
1617
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
7N205
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
16000
Captain / Total hours on type:
4500.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
6500
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1100
Aircraft flight hours:
29284

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Landsdowne House: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 23, 1983 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GTLA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sandy Lake-Landsdowne House-Thunder Bay
MSN:
632
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4

Crash of a Noorduyn Norseman in Sandy Lake: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1959
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-BHX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
N29-12
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Sandy Lake, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in a wooded area. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed. It was reported that a non-authorized person was sitting in the left seat in the cockpit at the time of the accident.