Air Tindi (Yellowknife) flight from Yellowknife to Fort Simpson yesterday (November 20) was forced to turn back after departure. However the airliner was forced to make a safe landing on the ice of frozen Great Slave Lake due to poor weather at the airport. The six people on board were later airlifted to the airport. The Cessna is still on the lake.
The aircraft took off from Yellowknife with reported freezing drizzle.
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Top Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Air Tindi Cessna 208 Caravan 1 C-GATY (msn 305) departs from the Yellowknife seaplane base.
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Air Tindi (Yellowknife) and Tli Cho Air, a joint-venture partnership, and the Tlicho Investment Corporation, has been granted a one-year contract extension by Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. (DDMI) to continue to provide air transportation services.
This contract relates to passenger and cargo service between the mine and Yellowknife primarily utilizing Air Tindi’s three Dash 7 aircraft. Gross revenue related to this one-year extension is expected to be approximately C$3.5 million.
Tli Cho Air has been serving the Diavik site since the initial discovery of diamonds at Lac de Gras.
Copyright Photo: Greg S. Neufeldt.