Incident at 10 miles NW of High Level, AB


1997-06-11: C-GHLU, a Cessna 185 on floats, was inbound to the base at Footner Lake when the pilot advised High Level FSS that he had lost engine power and was going to make a forced landing on Hutch Lake, 10 miles northwest of High Level. The a/c landed on Hutch Lake and there were no injuries and the a/c was not damaged. UPDATE The engine lost power due to fuel exhaustion. The pilot reported that he had mistakenly used a fuel dipstick that was calibrated for use on a C185 on wheels, rather than a float-equipped a/c and therefore the fuel reading was low.


CADORS Number 1997C0333
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-06 - 18:19
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 10 miles NW of High Level, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GHLU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel management,Forced landing

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