Incident at Dubawnt Lake, NWT


1997-07-31: The float-equipped DHC-2 Beaver is summer-based at a fishing lodge on Mosquito Lake, NWT. The a/c had been chartered by an exploration company to transport mining personnel to different locales in the Dubawnt Lake area. Upon landing on the north end of Dubawnt Lake, it appears the a/c struck a rock which damaged the left float, so the pilot ran the a/c up on the rocky shoreline to prevent the a/c from sinking. An a/c has been dispatched to the site with repair materials so C-FGMK can be ferried out and flown south. The pilot was the only occupant of the a/c. Baker Lake FSS had reported the a/c overdue at Mosquito Lake and SAR had been notified. UPDATE Examination of the floats revealed several holes and popped rivets. The pilot was able to complete some temporary repairs and he flew the a/c to Nestor Falls, ON to have the floats overhauled.


CADORS Number 1997C0476
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-22 - 04:46
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Dubawnt Lake, NWT
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FGMK | 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 1959
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
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Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Collision with object

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