Date & Time: Sep 25, 2013 at 1400 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-FEXV
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sault Sainte Marie - Sault Sainte Marie
MSN:
208B-0482
YOM:
1995
Flight number:
MAL8988
Country:
Canada
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On behalf of Morningstar Air Express, pilot was engaged in a training flight. He left Sault Sainte Marie Airport, south Ontario, in the morning and flew to the north. Pilot did not have any radio contact with his base during the flight and single engine aircraft crashed into the Hudson Bay around 1400LT in unknown circumstances. Crash site was located 1,200 km north of Sault Saint Marie and some 500 km east of Churchill, Manitoba. Authorities will try to understand the reason why the pilot was flying so far from his base with a Cessna 208.