Accident at TESLIN YT (CYZW)


2001-04-02: While attempting a VFR flight from Fort St. John to Whitehorse, the pilot of N5812F, a Cessna 210, crashed on the frozen surface of Teslin Lake about 1 km off shore and 3 km southwest of the town of Teslin. The last contact with the pilot indicated that he was aware of poor weather ahead and intended to fly around it. The pilot was not instrument-rated and he may have inadvertently flown into IMC. A search was initiated when he did not arrive and the a/c was located the following morning. The 43-year-old male pilot was the only occupant and he did not survive the accident. Two investigators from the TSB are at the site.


CADORS Number 2001C0308
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-03-30 - 02:44
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Aerodrome ID CYZW
Aerodrome Name TESLIN YT (CYZW)
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 4 NM NW of Teslin
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0073
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 14612
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 210F
Year Built 1966
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model IO-520-C
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 1
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain,Weather - visibility

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