Incident at THOMPSON MB (Water) (CKD6)


1997-09-09: C-FFXO was departing from the Thompson River base for Goose Lake with 4 people on board, when the pilot aborted his takeoff. The a/c taxied back to the dock, but as it did so, the left float began to sink. Some bystanders nearby assisted the pilot in pulling C-FFXO up on the shore. A large amount of floating debris in the river had been reported earlier, but the pilot said that this was not related to the abort or the problem with the float. UPDATE The pilot had attempted a takeoff from the water base at Thompson with 3 passengers, but rejected the takeoff. He taxied back to the dock, off-loaded some baggage and attempted to take off again, but rejected that takeoff as well. The pilot taxied to the dock and some people nearby saw that the left float was sinking and advised the occupants to get out of the a/c. The left wing, left float and part of the tail submerged, and the pilot and bystanders managed to pull the a/c to the shore, where it was lifted by a crane out of the water. Examination of the left float revealed three holes near the back. These were patched and the a/c was re-launched. There has been a large amount of floating debris in the Burntwood River associated with rising water levels, and it is possible this is connected to the damage to the float of the a/c.


CADORS Number 1997C0615
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-09-06 - 19:12
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CKD6
Aerodrome Name THOMPSON MB (Water) (CKD6)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson (MB)Float Base
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Abrupt manoeuvre

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185E
Year Built 1971
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Rejected take-off

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