Accident at Detour Lake, Ontario


1996-11-18: C-FJEL, enroute from Hearst to Moosonee, called on Moosonee RCO to pass along distress call from C-FFVZ. FFVZ had landed on Detour Lake, struck a rock, and was sinking. Seven people on board. Damaged float. Injuries unknown. Ops. Impact -- unknown. TSB UPDATE: The De havilland DHC-3 and pilot were dispatched to detour lake to pick up six campers. Upon arrival at Detour lake the pilot conducted an aerial inspection of the planned departure route. The water was tea coloured and with the wave action the pilot did not observe any rocks in the landing and take-off area. After loading the passengers the pilot taxied the aircraft an adequate distance and turned it directly into the wind (NW at 15g20 kts) for take-off. During the take-off run and as the float equipped de Havilland DHC-3 was coming up on the step the left float struck a submerged rock and the aircraft immediately stopped. The aircraft came to rest on the left float which was on top of the rock. The pilot and passengers donned life vests and were picked up by a northern helicopter operator. The De havilland DHC-3 sustained substantial damage to the left float, left forward and rear float strut, left float brace and the left wing strut.


CADORS Number 1994O0261
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-05-25 - Unknown time
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Detour Lake, Ontario
TSB Occurrence Number A94O0130
TSB Class of Investigation Class C-4
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FFVZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC-3T
Year Built 1955
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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