Accident at Southend, SK


1997-09-17: While landing in gusty conditions, the a/c landed hard on the water and suffered damage to the left float. The a/c remained upright and there were no injuries. TSB Winnipeg has been advised. UPDATE The pilot, who was the sole occupant, attempted to land the a/c on the bay near Southend in gusty conditions with a 90 degree crosswind from the left. From an altitude of about 15 feet above the surface of the water, the a/c dropped and struck the water, causing the failure of the left front strut on the float. The front section of the float departed the a/c and the pilot applied power to get back into the air. He then landed further down on the bay, however, with only a partial float on one side of the a/c, it sank after landing and was submerged. The pilot was not injured and the company has since lifted the a/c from the bay and have it in a hangar.


CADORS Number 1997C0417
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-03 - 21:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Southend, SK
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FYLZ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built 1958
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Hard landing

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