Accident at Keary Lake


1997-09-29: The pilot was attempting a landing on a small lake near dusk. As he crossed the shoreline he lost visual reference due to glassy water and poor light conditions. By reference to the near shore he decided that he was too high and increased his descend rate. The aircraft struck the water hard causing the front struts to buckle and the prop to strike the floats. The pilot was not injured and was able to paddle the substantially damaged aircraft to shore.


CADORS Number 1994P0386
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-09-13 - Unknown time
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Keary Lake
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FYAD | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner 498238 BC LTD
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing

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