, a float-equipped C185 belonging to Beau Del Air, was enroute from Whaleman River to the Shell Lake water airport near Inuvik with only the pilot on board. As the pilot was on final for the lake, the engine lost power and the a/c was unable to make it to the water. The a/c landed 300 feet short of the lake on the terrain and came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage in the process. The pilot was injured and was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. The a/c was apparently ferrying a canoe which was strapped to the struts, and this may have reduced the a/c's ability to glide following the power loss. UPDATE The a/c operator reported after the accident that no mechanical discrepancies could be found in the a/c to point to a cause of the power loss. He believes that the problem may have been caused by fuel starvation when he made a steep left bank during the turn to final with low fuel in the tanks.