Incident at Island Lake, 50 MI SW, MB


1997-06-06: The pilot of a wheel-ski equipped Cessna 180, was enroute Thompson from Dryden, Ontario. The pilot reported a reduction in engine performance shortly after he began to descend from 3500 feet to circumnavigate deteriorating weather. CARB heat was applied and a further loss of engine power was experienced. The pilot anticipated a complete loss of power force landed onto a lake. During the landing attempt the aircraft's right wing struck a tree and suffered impact damage. Besides minor damage to the aircraft, neither the pilot or his passenger were injured. DND/RCC responded by contracting a helicopter operator at Island Lake to fly out and pick up the pilot and his passenger. The symptoms, as described by the pilot are consistent with CARB icing.


CADORS Number 1996C0021
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-01-13 - 21:20
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Island Lake, 50 MI SW, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FPPJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180B
Year Built 1959
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 Engine - malfunction,Collision with object

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