Close Call/Serious Incident

Location: 
Jackson Bay (Topaz Harbour)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2007-04-20
Company Name: 
Pioneer Scaling & Inventory Management Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

The left engine on the plane failed on take off. This caused the plane to tip to the left. The wing hit the water and ripped off. The plane sank a minute after all the passengers escaped. The passengers held on to the pontoon for forty minutes until Search & Rescue arrived.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Improved dispatch. The pilot should make a call before take off, after take off and upon landing.
Department of Transportation approved Emergency Location Devices should be aboard all planes.
Passengers should carry, on their person, both a phone and a radio in waterproof cases.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Rick Kosolofski, Owner, Pioneer Scaling & Inventory Management Ltd.
250-287-0393

File attachments
2007-04-20 mechanical failer leads to airplane sinking.pdf
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