NTSB Identification: NYC00WA014
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 13, 1999 in LAKE ERIE, Canada
Aircraft: Cessna 208B, registration: N1117G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On October 13, 1999, about 2035 central daylight time, a Cessna 208B, N1117G, operated by Skylink Aviation, Inc, a Canadian company, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Lake Erie. The two pilots were not injured. Weather conditions at the accident site are unknown. The flight was operated on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan under Canadian rules.

According to preliminary information released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada:

"...The Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft, serial #208B80370, was on an IFR cargo flight from Windsor Ontario to Hamilton Ontario. While overflying Lake Erie, the flight crew reported hearing a loud bang and observed the propeller abruptly stop. An emergency was declared with Cleveland ATC. The engine (Pratt & Whitney PT6-114A) was shutdown and the flight crew ditched the aircraft in Lake Erie, 2 nautical miles south of Pointe Aux Pins, Ontario. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the flight crew who were taken to Chatham Airport where an ambulance was waiting. The aircraft will be salvaged and the engine will be forwarded to TSB engineering branch for examination...."

This investigation is under the control of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada 23 East Wilmot Street Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B 1A3

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Canadian Government.

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