C-FKRJ at Lac Sébastien (Saint-David-de-Falardeau), QC - CTD3
Photo: Pierre Rohr © 26 June 2013 - HQAAS.com - Aird Archives
Photo: Pierre Gillard © 11 October 2012
C-FKRJ working at Squaw Lake, Schefferville, Québec.
Photo: Robert Poirier © 08 September 2008
C-FKRJ at Lac Sébastien, QC.
Photo: Michel Giroux © September 2005
C-FKRJ at Lac Margane, Québec.
Photos: Valérie Levasseur © 2003
C-FKRJ earlier in her career.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © July 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection





CF-KRJ Gagnon Air Services, Kenogami, QC. Delivered 09-Jun-1958. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 18-May-1974.

CF-KRJ Air Saguenay Inc., Chicoutimi, QC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 18-May-1975. Canx date currently unknown.

C-FKRJ Regn format changed prior to 30-Sep-1977.

C-FKRJ Air Saguenay (1980) Inc., Jonquière, QC. Regd 21-Mar-1983 and 02-Sep-2003. Based Lac Sébastien, QC.

tt 17,857.1 SMOH 1055.4 27-Aug-1993

Accident: Lac La Margane, QC, 21-Mar-1983. Substantial damage.

Accident: Grand Lac, QC. Lat 48.24N, Long 70.30W 17-May-1985. The aircraft was in a climb after taking off from a frozen lake of 5,000 feet in length when the engine lost power, approximately 300 feet above ground. The pilot reduces the gas and landed the aircraft on the lake. The plane could not be stopped in the remaining distance and struck trees on the bank, at a speed of about 20 mph. The investigation revealed that the surrounding terrain does not lend itself to an emergency landing. on icy surface of the lake, the braking of an aircraft wheel was almost totally ineffective. The cause of the engine loss of power could not be determined. Everything indicates that the pilot, who had mentioned doubts about the state of operation of the engine, favoured executing a landing on a clear space on the lake rather than expose the aircraft to the risk of engine failure over rough mountain terrain. Because of the icy surface, the plane could not be stopped on the remaining distance on the lake. Pilot uninjured.

Accident: Lac Margane, QC. Lat 4957N. Long 71.08W.07-Sep-1986. The seaplane pilot returned to its operating base situated at Lac Margane after having done a round trip flight of a duration of 2 hours. He had deposited his two passengers at Lake Sept Miles and was alone on board when returning. Three persons observed that the aircraft was on a normal final approach. The aircraft maintained the approach path until it struck the water. The front of the left float landed first, and the aircraft immediately turned over. The pilot, who was not wearing his seat belt was injured in the the face at impact. There is no indication that the pilot tried to evacuate the aircraft after it overturned and he was killed by drowning. Facts established related to causes: 1. The pilot began flying when he was fatigue and after taking a drug that weakens abilities. 2. The pilot was not wearing his seat belt, which contributed to the severity of his injuries and his eventual drowning.

Accident 23-Aug-2015: 11:27 edt - 7 nm North of Tadoussac, QC. 6K.

TSB Aviation Investigation Report A15Q0120

Photo: TSB © 24 August 2015