Accident at Watta Lake, NT


1999-07-07: The pilot of C-FBZB, a Cessna 185, was attempting to land on Watta Lake in a protected area on the side of an island because of gusty wind conditions. The a/c touched down beyond the intended touchdown point, became airborne due to a gust and touched down hard the second time. There was insufficient distance to stop before the end of the lake and the a/c ran onto rocks on the shoreline. The floats and propeller sustained substantial damage. The pilot and his passenger were not injured. He reported that he added power to keep the nose of the a/c up when he realized that the a/c was going to strike the rocks. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0544
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-07-02 - 22:05
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Watta Lake, NT
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
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
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185E
Year Built 1972
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - on ground

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