Incident at Garson Lake, Saskatchewan


1997-03-21: The float-equipped DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft, C-GUWL, was in level cruising flight when the engine began to run roughly and lose power. Engine operation became intermittent and the pilot transmitted a MAYDAY distress message by radio because he believed he was going to be forced to land in the muskeg. The pilot managed to maintain enough altitude to carry out a landing on the destination lake. The aircraft remained undamaged and there were no injuries. Maintenance inspection revealed a magneto was shorting out and causing erratic engine operation. The magneto was replaced and the aircraft was returned to service.


CADORS Number 1995C0181
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-06-01 - 00:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Garson Lake, Saskatchewan
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GUWL | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator LA LOCHE AIRWAYS LTD. (2461) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2 MKI
Year Built 1958
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction

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