• CF-JKI Gagnon Air Service Ltd., Kenogami, QC. Delivered 23-Nov-1956 until canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-May-1974.
Accident Shipshaw, QC. Lat. 48.48N, Long 71.12W. 22-Jan-1972. During a takeoff run the left ski became loose from the undercarriage axle. The undercarriage leg made contact with the rough iced surface of the lake causing the aircraft to ground loop and tip onto its nose. The pilot, A. Roger Savard and one passenger were uninjured but another occupant suffered serious injury.
• CF-JKI & C-FJKI Air Saguenay Inc., Lac Sébastien, QC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-May-1974. Regn format changed prior to 31-Dec-1976. On CCAR for May-1981. Canx date currently unknown.
Accident: Lac Patrice, QC. 30-May-1980. Aircraft struck trees along the shoreline of lake, substantial damage; subsequently repaired.
• C-FJKI Air Saguenay (1980) Inc., Jonquière, QC. Based Lac St. Sébastien, QC. Regd 12-Mar-1983 as new company, 23-May-2003 and 02-Sep-2003.
Total time: 20,935 hours at 27-Aug-1993.
Accident: Caroline River, QC 07-Jul-2001. On a VFR flight from Lac Perdu the aircraft crashed 2ml to the North West of Lake Caroline its destination. As it approached the lake the pilot encountered bad weather and initiated a turn away but the floats touched vegetation slowing the aircraft and then a wing struck trees. The aircraft turned over and crashed. All five occupants were taken to hospital after being reached by a Trenton RCC rescue team. The pilot & the front right passenger suffered slight injuries. The aircraft suffered significant damage TSB report A01Q0113.
Note: returned to the air in Summer of 2002.
Note: Perhaps leased to Labrador Air Safari. (2015 Season).
Accident: Mistastin Lake, NL -15-Jul-2019 The aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it crashed under unknown circumstances in the waters of the Mistastin Lake, NL, on the return trip to a fishing lodge. There were 1 pilot, 2 guides and 4 fishermen on board the aircraft. The aircraft was found submerged about 1 mile from the shore of Lake Mistastin. Three occupants were fatally injured and four others remain missing. (3 fatalities, 4 missing). The missing occupants are deemed to have died in the crash.
Note There was follow up which shows the effort put into trying to find the casualties of this and similar incidents..
July 19, 2019 News release.
RCMP police officers with the Underwater Recovery Team, Labrador General Investigation Section, and Air Services, along with Ground Search and Rescue from Nain, will set up today at the site of the plane crash in Mistastin Lake, which occurred on Monday, July 15.
The team of expert police divers, investigators and search and rescue personnel were prepared to be at the scene yesterday but high winds and heavy rains prevented air travel. Mistastin Lake is located in a very remote area of Labrador, situated approximately 100 kilome
tres southwest of Nain, and is accessible only by air.
The investigation was handed over to RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador late Tuesday, July 16, from the Maritime Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, which identified the site of the crash and recovered three bodies in the area of the wreckage. Extensive planning of logistics by RCMP has occurred and is particularly crucial given the remoteness of the location; weather unpredictability; and the need to transport personnel, specialized equipment, such as side scan sonar, and boats to the site by air. The goal of the operation is to locate the remaining four occupants of the plane. General information about the seven occupants is noted below:.Pilot - 66-year-old man from Quebec (missing).
Guide - 50-year-old man from NL (missing).
Guide - 47-year-old man from NL (located, deceased).
Passenger - 67-year-old man from New Jersey (located, deceased)
Passenger - 66-year-old man from Illinois (located, deceased).
Passenger - 40-year-old man from Indiana (missing).
Passenger - 38-year-old man from Illinois (missing).
Further updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
20 July 2019 -Research concerning the missing occupants still in progress.
Four people are still missing.
27 July 2019 - RCMP "B" Division will receive military assistance from Joint Task Force (Atlantic) to recover missing bodies below the surface of the water. The mission is scheduled to take place from 29-July to 06 August 2019.
The RCMP announced that search efforts had concluded on Aug. 8 and divers have left Mistastin Lake, located about 100 kilometres southwest of Nain.