On January 21, 2006, approximately 1610 Pacific standard time, a Canadian-registered Cessna 208B, C-GRXZ, experienced a loss of engine power, and subsequently collided with trees during an attempted off-field forced landing about 18 nautical miles southeast of Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. The pilot and two of his passengers received fatal injuries, the remaining four passenger received serious injuries, and the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The scheduled commercial passenger flight, which departed Toffino, British Columbia, about 16 minutes prior to the time the aircraft lost power, was being operated in visual meteorological conditions. The flight, which was originally en route to Vancouver, British Columbia, attempted to divert to the airport at Port Alberni once engine power was lost. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the Canadian Safety Board, the pilot was not able to stretch the glide far enough to reach the airport, and he eventually tried to land on a logging road in wooded mountainous terrain about 11 nautical miles south southeast of Port Alberni.
The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:
Mr. Bill Yearwood
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
#8-3701 Number Five Road
Richmond, British Columbia
This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by the government of Canada.