Basler BT76 (Turbo Datoka ) ditches in Canadian lake. Crew OK

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[TD]Type:[/TD]
[TD]https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/graphics/ICAOtype/DC3T.gif
Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T)[/TD]
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[TD]Operator:[/TD]
[TD]North Star Air[/TD]
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[TD]Registration:[/TD]
[TD]registration unknown[/TD]
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[TD]C/n / msn:[/TD]
[TD] [/TD]
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[TD]First flight:[/TD]
[TD] [/TD]
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[TD]Crew:[/TD]
[TD]Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2[/TD]
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[TD]Passengers:[/TD]
[TD]Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0[/TD]
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[TD]Total:[/TD]
[TD]Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2[/TD]
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[TD]Aircraft damage:[/TD]
[TD]Damaged beyond repair[/TD]
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[TD]Location:[/TD]
[TD]off Fort Hope Airport ON (YFH) (https://cdn.aviation-safety.net/database/country/flags_15/C.gifCanada)[/TD]
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[TD]Phase:[/TD]
[TD]Unknown (UNK)[/TD]
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[TD]Nature:[/TD]
[TD]Ferry/positioning[/TD]
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[TD]Departure airport:[/TD]
[TD]Fort Hope Airport, ON (YFH/CYFH) Canada[/TD]
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[TD]Destination airport:[/TD]
[TD]?[/TD]
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Narrative:
The Basler ditched in Eabamet Lake after reporting engine problems. The two crew on board escaped without injuries.4

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20190621-0

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Make that Dakota ! (can't edit title ..)

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Ditched following engine problems................Maybe should have left the round ones on!

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Well, if it's fresh water, the airframe might be salvageable. With the Basler conversion, it's an expensive aircraft. So it will be worthwhile to dry it out.
Remember the history of Miss Montana...

And the chance of both PT-6s quitting on their own is very remote, so fuel issue?

Glad everyone is safe.

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The aircraft could be C-FKAL, hopefully not C-FKGL which crashed on 17/3/17. again on a lake which thankfully this time was frozen.

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Aircraft now confirmed as C-FKGL, seems to be a habit with this airframe!

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They really should fit floats next time...