Incident at Astrolabe Lake, SK


1997-12-01: The pilot of C-FVCK, a ski-equipped Cessna 180, was taking two hunters into Astrolabe Lake, about 45 miles north of Stoney Rapids, and on landing, one of the a/c's skis came into contact with a snow-covered rock and broke the ski. The pilot advised his company that he would be unable to depart because of the broken ski. Although the hunters were equipped for the outdoors, they were not equipped for an overnight stay in the bush. Apparently, the a/c did not carry sufficient survival equipment for three people. RCC Trenton dispatched a C-130 Hercules a/c from Winnipeg, which dropped survival supplies to the three people. The people built a fire and a lean-to and spent the night there. The following day, the company sent another a/c to the location and picked up the hunters. Maintenance has repaired the a/c and it is now back in Stoney Rapids. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1997C0816
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 1997-11-29 - 22:17
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Astrolabe Lake, SK
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FVCK | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180A
Year Built 1957
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Landing gear

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