14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 02, 2014 in Baie-Comeau, Canada
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N4446C
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Minor.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.
On September 2, 2014, a Cessna A185F airplane, N4446C, impacted terrain near Lac Saint-Pierre, Quebec, approximately 100 kms north of Baie-Comeau, Quebec. The pilot was fatality injured and two passengers received minor injuries.
The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Canadian government. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Canadian government or Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
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Bill McKay of Oakland, in a 2006 file photo with a float plane. McKay was killed when his plane crashed in Lake St. Pierre in northern Quebec on September 2nd while on a fishing trip with his daughter and son-in-law who survived.
Canada authorities say it “will be a long time” before there are any conclusions in the crash that killed Bill McKay.
Canada authorities are still trying to determine whether a full investigation into the Sept. 2 crash of a float plane in Quebec that killed Oakland pilot Bill McKay is needed.
John Cottreau, spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said Thursday that officials are now in the assessing stage.
“If we decide to do a full investigation, it will be a long time before we have any conclusions,” Cottreau said.
He said that after an accident, officials with the agency gather information and decide how to proceed from there.
“That assessment is still going on,” he said.
Cottreau said he could not release any information about the status of the crash survivors.
McKay’s daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Mike Turner, were in the plane when it crashed and were injured. They hiked to a road where they were picked up by forestry workers.
“We simply do not give out the status of people involved in an accident,” Cottreau said.
Dwight Leighton, a business associate of McKay, said Thursday that he did not have an update on the Turners.
“The last I heard is that Katie is here (in central Maine) and Mike’s still in Canada — that’s all I know,” Leighton said.
Officials at Centre Hospitalier Regional Baie-Comeau, where the Turners were taken after the crash, would not release information about their conditions.
The crash occurred in a forest near Lake St. Pierre, about 50 miles north of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, a city on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.
McKay and the Turners were on a fishing trip and flying from one lake to another in McKay’s Cessna 185 seaplane at the time, according to Canadian authorities.
Those who answered the phone at central Maine businesses owned by McKay’s family members wouldn’t comment on the Turners’ conditions. No one answered the phone at McKay’s home.
- Source: http://www.centralmaine.com
WILLIAM P. MCKAY: http://registry.faa.gov/N4446C
Bill McKay of Oakland secures his float plane to his dock on Messalonskee Lake in this August 2006 file photo after taking a short flight. Staff file photo by Jeff Pouland