Incident at Edmund Lake, MB


1997-05-26: C-GPPZ departed God's Lake Narrows to take two workers to a fishing camp at Edmund Lake, where there is an established ice strip adjacent to the lodge. The pilot had received a report that the ice was 30 inches thick. After landing, the pilot found the ice to be very rough and candelized. Upon deplaning his passengers, the pilot departed for God's Lake Narrows and chose to do a short field takeoff. As the a/c was lifting off, the tail struck the ice and the pilot noticed that the rudder controls could not be moved. He flew to God's Lake Narrows and landed on Runway 32 and was unable to use rudder or nosewheel steering. The a/c drifted off the northeast side of the runway, coming to rest on soft ground. The pilot was not injured but the a/c sustained minor damage to the left wing. Further examination of the a/c showed that the tailcone had been bent up and had jammed the rudder.


CADORS Number 1997C0285
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1997-05-20 - 16:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Edmund Lake, MB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Runway excursion

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GPPZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model U206G
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail),Runway excursion

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