Incident at Landing Lake, NT


1999-07-19: It was reported through the Baker Lake FSS that C-GCCA, a Cessna 185, had sustained some damage in an incident at Landing Lake, about 4 miles NE of the Baker Lake Airport. RCMP attended the site and saw the a/c with damage to the right wing. There were no reports of any injuries.The a/c was inside the 5 mile MF area, but there had been no radio contact with the pilot before the occurrence. TSB reported that the incident occurred when the pilot attempted to take off from Landing Lake, where winds were reported to be partly across the direction of takeoff gusting up to 35 knots. When he applied power, the left wing came up, the a/c swerved to the right, the right float dug into the water and the wing tip touched the water. The pilot reduced power, taxied back to the dock and deplaned the 3 passengers. He noted some wrinkles on the wingtip droop extension and then contacted his AME in Sudbury for advice. The AME requested more information, so the pilot borrowed a digital camera, removed the inspection covers, took digital photos and sent them to the AME by email. The AME reviewed the photos and requested additional inspection. The local FSS learned of the incident and filed a report which was relayed to TSB. The standby TSB investigator conveyed a message to the pilot cautioning against unauthorized flights or repairs. The pilot reported he had inspected all required areas, believed that the damage would not compromise safety and indicated he had successfully test-flown the a/c. The following day, the pilot flew the a/c back to base in Sudbury with stops at Churchill and Pickle Lake. Examination of the a/c at Sudbury revealed that the right wingtip extension was wrinkled and the rear spar was kinked at the wingtip and some skin in the area of the rear spar was wrinkled. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0592
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-07-16 - 13:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Landing Lake, NT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - ground,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GCCA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1974
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model
Gear Type Amphibian
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - on ground

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