Accident at Waterfound Lake, SK


1999-05-03: C-FASV, a DHC-3 Otter on skis, with a pilot and 5 passengers, was departing from the wet, slushy ice on Waterfound Lake to transport the passengers and their gear to a construction camp. The pilot elected to abort the takeoff when the a/c did not accelerate normally. He reported that the engine was producing 2100 RPM when it should have been 2250 RPM. After the pilot decided to reject the takeoff, the a/c ran up onto the shore into a stand of trees. Weather was reported to have been winds calm, temperature about +1 degree C. The occupants were able to evacuate the a/c without injuries, but the a/c caught fire and was destroyed. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0315
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-05-03 - 00:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
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Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Waterfound Lake, SK
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Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - ground,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FASV | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built 1953
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type Land & Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - on ground,Collision with terrain

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