Cessna 140 – Engine Failure – Ditched in River


C-FEKR, a privately registered Cessna 140 aircraft, departed from Deep River/Rolph, ON (CPH2)
for a local flight. The aircraft was approximately 5 nm East of CPH2 when the engine (Teledyne
Continental C-90-14F) began to lose power, and subsequently completely stopped.

The pilot elected to ditch the aircraft into the river. The aircraft came to rest in about 8 feet of water and sustained substantial damage.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured.