Incident at S of Watson Lake, YT


1997-07-11: During a flight from Dawson Creek to Watson Lake, the engine of the a/c quit and the pilot carried out a forced landing on a sand bar in the Dease River. There were no injuries to the pilot, who was the only occupant, and the a/c was not damaged. The pilot was picked up by helicopter and returned to his a/c later to repair a suspected fuel pump problem. The a/c apparently was repaired and the pilot flew the a/c to his destination.


CADORS Number 1997C0439
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-09 - 21:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, S of Watson Lake, YT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV 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 Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA18
Year Built
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N4544Y
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Forced landing,Engine failure

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