Incident at Bearskin Lake, Ontario


1996-05-15: While taxiing for take-off, the right elevator of a DHC-2 Beaver aircraft struck a snowmobile that was abandoned on the frozen lake surface. The pilot reported that he was having difficulties taxiing the aircraft due to 90 degree crosswind and did not see the snowmobile. The snowmobile's cowling was knocked off and the aircraft's elevator outer hinge point was torn free from the stabilizer. The company will be sending an engineer to inspect the aircraft and replace the elevator.


CADORS Number 1994C0119
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-04-18 - 20:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Bearskin Lake, Ontario
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Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FOCU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator MAQUAYAN AIRWAYS LIMITED (5904) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2
Year Built 1950
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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