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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 25 September 2013
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Morningstar Air Express
Registration: C-FEXV
C/n / msn: 208B-0482
First flight: 1995
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hudson Bay, ON (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Sault Ste. Marie Airport, ON (YAM/CYAM), Canada
Destination airport:Sault Ste. Marie Airport, ON (YAM/CYAM), Canada
Flightnumber:8988
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was damaged beyond repair after impacting the water of Hudson Bay, Canada. The pilot is missing, presumed dead.
A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed for a local flight in the vicinity of Sault Ste. Marie, ON. The airplane was overdue and an ELT signal was picked up 1,200 kilometres north of Sault Ste. Marie.
Search and rescue parties located debris consistent with a plane crash in the waters of Hudson Bay the next morning. There was no sign of the pilot.
Debris was located in an area about 500 kilometres east of Churchill, MB., 200 kilometres from Fort Severn, ON.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: No formal investigation conducted
Accident number: A13O0182

Sources:
» CBC
» CADORS 2013O2948


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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