Incident at Lake Superior 4858N 8745W, Ont


1997-03-27: Lost aircraft C-FSGA, a Cessna 180 Floats. The aircraft was enroute from Simpson Island (east of Terrace Bay) to Thunder Bay and encountered deteriorating weather. The pilot was unsure of his position and landed on Lake Superior at position 4858N 8745W at approximately 2345Z. The pilot radioed he had successfully landed but after 20-25 minutes he advised the aircraft overturned due to wave action. He activated his ELT and a SAR Hercules and 2 Marine auxillary vessels were involved in the searching for the aircraft. Both occupants made it safely to shore and were picked up in the morning by a Coast Guard helicopter. The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating.


CADORS Number 1995C0381
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1995-10-19 - 23:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Lake Superior 4858N 8745W, Ont
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Other,Loss of control - ground

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180H
Year Built 1965
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 Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Overturn,Weather - visibility

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