Date & Time: Dec 22, 2010 at 1350 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-61 Aerostar (Ted Smith 601)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Yellowknife – Fort Saint John
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft was en route from Yellowknife, NT to Fort St. John, BC. The pilot noticed fumes and smoke coming from behind the rear cabin wall. The cabin was depressurized and the door opened to clear the smoke. A forced landing was conducted onto the frozen surface of Falaise Lake, NT. The pilot immediately egressed, however, the aircraft was soon engulfed in flames and was completely consumed. The pilot was not injured and was flown out by helicopter.