North Star DC3 at Pickle Lake on Mar 17th 2017, could not climb after takeoff
Last Update: August 31, 2020 / 21:56:20 GMT/Zulu time
Nav Canada reported the aircraft was taxiing for departure at 17:05Z, immediately after departure the aircraft crash landed on the ice of Pickle Lake at about 17:30Z.
Transport Canada's CADORS database released a correction late Mar 21st 2017 stating the aircraft owner and operator was North Star Air, not Private Air as initially reported. Canada's Aircraft Registry Database still reflects Private Air as owner of the aircraft however.
On Mar 28th 2017 the aircraft departed the ice of Pickle Lake.
On Apr 11th 2017 Canada's TSB reported that the aircraft rotated at 83 KIAS, the crew however did not observe any climb performance, the aircraft did not accelerate and did not achieve a positive rate of climb. The crew therefore performed a forced landing, the aircraft came to a stop on the frozen surface of Pickle Lake about 1300 meters from the departure end of runway 27. The aircraft received damage to engine (PT6A), propellers and cowlings. The drag brace attachment points of both landing gear struts were broken away, the lower longerons and associated structures in the engine nacelles were damaged due to impact with the landing gear axles. The TSB inspected the aircraft, found the tanks were properly filled, the aircraft weight and balance was within permitted limits. Examinations of the engines revealed there was no pre-impact conditions that would have contributed to the occurrence. The propeller governors were tested and found working properly. The TSB was able to determine the propellers were rotating at takeoff setting of 1700 rpm. The engines were replaced on the lake and repairs were made that permitted a ferry flight from Pickle Lake to Thunder Bay,ON for further repairs.
On Aug 31st 2020 The Aviation Herald erroneously attached the final report of the occurrence of Jun 21st 2019, see Report: North Star DC3T at Fort Hope on Jun 21st 2019, both engines lost power after departure and removed that final report from this coverage again.
CYPL 171900Z 12007KT 3/4SM -SN VV005 M01/M02 A2976 RMK SN8 SLP102=
CYPL 171848Z 13006KT 3/4SM -SN VV005 M01/M02 A2977 RMK SN8 SLP103=
CYPL 171837Z 14005KT 1SM -SN OVC005 M01/M02 A2977 RMK SN3SF5 SLP103=
CYPL 171800Z 15006KT 5/8SM -SN VV005 M01/M03 A2977 RMK SN8 /S05/ SLP105=
CYPL 171734Z 14007KT 3/4SM -SN VV005 M01/M03 A2978 RMK SN8 SLP106=
CYPL 171700Z 15005KT 3/4SM -SN VV006 M02/M03 A2978 RMK SN8 SLP107=
CYPL 171600Z 15008KT 1SM -SN SCT007 OVC020 M03/M04 A2978 RMK SN3SF1SC4 SLP108=
CYPL 171500Z 16009KT 1 1/2SM -SN OVC025 M03/M05 A2978 RMK SN2SC6 SLP109=
CYPL 171415Z 16009KT 1 1/2SM -SN OVC025 M03/M05 A2978 RMK SN2SC6 SLP110=
CYPL 171400Z 16008KT 3SM -SN OVC025 M03/M06 A2979 RMK SC8 SLP111=
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