Aviation Investigation A16Q0119

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Collision with terrain

The occurrence

On 25 September 2016, at approximately 1300 ET, a private amphibious Cessna U206F, took off from Lake Kuashkuapishiu, located 143 nautical miles north-northwest of Baie-Comeau, Quebec (CYBC) with 1 pilot and 2 passengers on board. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft stalled while executing a left turn. The aircraft crashed at the north end of the lake in a lightly wooded area and caught fire. The pilot was seriously injured and the 2 passengers sustained fatal injuries.

Map of the area


Mr. Jimmy Cancino has over 25 years of civil aviation experience. He joined the TSB in 2013 and is now a Regional Senior Investigator based out of Dorval, Quebec.

Before joining the TSB, Mr. Cancino worked during 11 years for Transport Canada both as a civil aviation safety inspector and as an enforcement investigator after a career in the private sector as an aircraft maintenance engineer and inspector for various approved maintenance organizations, aircraft manufacturers and airlines. Mr. Cancino holds an aircraft maintenance engineer license from Transport Canada.


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Transportation Safety Board investigation process

There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation:

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
  3. Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.

For more information, see our Investigation process page.



Aviation Investigation Report A16Q0119
Cessna U206F, C-FWBQ
Kuashkuapishiu Lake, Quebec
143 nm N of Baie-Comeau, Quebec
25 September 2016

Media materials

News release

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Deployment notices

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