Accident at Calgary, 25 NM W, Alberta


1996-11-15: The pilot was conducting a "power on" practice approach to the Ghost Lake Dam with his amphibious float-equipped aircraft when the engine lost power. A forced landing was carried out on the frozen surface, and the aircraft slid 50 to 200 feet before it struck the shoreline, overturned, and came to rest on its back substantially damaged. The pilot escaped without injury. The pilot reported that he suspects he encountered a fuel starvation problem.


CADORS Number 1996C0481
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-07 - 23:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, 25 NM W, Alberta
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Year Built 1991
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure,Forced landing

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