Accident at Spoonbill Lake, Ontario


1997-03-21: The pilot of C-GYUY, a Cessna 185 was landing on Spoonbill Lake when the aircraft began to swing to the right. Attempts to correct the swing were unsuccessful, the aircraft drifted sideways and the left ski caught an ice ridge. The left gear folded under the aircraft, the prop struck the displaced ski and the crankshaft sheared, causing the prop to become detached. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the engine, prop, gear, and fuselage. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The wind was reported as calm and the ice conditions for this particular landing were good. The aircraft was not equipped with a tail wheel ski. Maintenance suspects a tail wheel steering mechanism malfunction.


CADORS Number 1995C0088
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-03-21 - 16:05
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Spoonbill Lake, Ontario
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Categories Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GYUY | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator GREEN AIRWAYS LTD. (1278) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - on ground

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