Incident at Mitchel Lake, B.C.


1996-08-20: The DHC-2 Beaver on floats was landing at Mitchel Lake, with the pilot and 4 passengers on board, when the pilot encountered a wind shift to a tailwind. The aircraft touched down long on the lake and overran onto the shore at about 15 knots. The Floats struck a submerged log at the shoreline and were substantially damaged. There was no injury or other damage.


CADORS Number 1996P0366
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-08-17 - 16:40
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, Mitchel Lake, B.C.
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GWDW | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2 MKI
Year Built 1953
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 Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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