Accident at Blair Lake, SK


1999-02-18: The pilot of C-GQKS, a DHC-2 Beaver on skis, was transporting 3 passengers from Laroque Lake to Blair Lake. The weather conditions at Blair Lake were clear skies, bright sunshine and wind out of the west. The pilot was landing into the sun and into wind on the frozen lake, and after touchdown, he realized that he had landed long and didn't have sufficient distance to stop or overshoot. The a/c contacted rocks and trees as it ran up onto the shoreline and it sustained substantial damage. The 4 occupants were not injured. The company plans to do temporary repairs at the site and ferry the a/c back to base. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0113
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-02-17 - 21:46
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Blair Lake, SK
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GQKS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 2 MKI
Year Built 1957
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object

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