Saturday, March 18, 2017

Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T), Private Air on behalf of Cargo North, C-FKGL: Incident occurred March 17, 2017 at Pickle Lake Airport, Ontario, Canada

PICKLE LAKE -- A North Star Air BT-67 cargo aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at the Pickle Lake airport on Friday.

Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to the airport at 12:20 p.m. 

The two pilots and single crew member were uninjured in the incident. 

"North Star Air is fully co-operating with the investigation and will release further information as it becomes available," a company spokeswoman said in a release issued by the airline.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada officials will arrive in Pickle Lake on March 18 to investigate the incident. 


Provincial police officers responded about 12:20 p.m. to the Pickle Lake airport to investigate an emergency landing by a North Star Air cargo plane.

The airplane’s two pilots and a crew member were not injured, police said. There were no passengers onboard the plane, which the airline referred to as a Basler BT-67.

Transportation Safety Board investigators will be on site today to investigate this incident. North Star Air activated their emergency response plan and are working with the Transportation Safety Board and Transport Canada to determine the cause.

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