Accident at Falcon Lake, ONT


1997-09-18: While taxiing on the water, the pilot of a float equipped J3 Cub attempted to turn the aircraft out of the wind to get back to the dock. The right float dug into a heavy swell and the aircraft nosed forward. The pilot and passenger exited the aircraft and clung to it. Approximately five minutes later the aircraft rolled onto its back and the pilot and passenger climbed onto the floats to await rescue. They were picked up a short time later by a passing boater. Life jackets were onboard the aircraft but were not used or taken from the aircraft before it submerged.


CADORS Number 1994C0336
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-09-10 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Falcon Lake, ONT
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model J3C-65
Year Built 1941
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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