Incident at Herschel Island


2001-06-11: The pilot of C-FSLA, a Cessna 180 on skis, had taken off from Herschel Island, NWT at about 4 PM local time Thursday, 07 June 2001. It was obsereved by the pilot of another a/c that the tail wheel was askew. He advised the pilot of C-FSLA and followed him to Aklavik, where the aircraft was landed on the gravel. There was no major damage. Inspection indicated that a bolt holding the tail wheel in place had broken off. A search has been initiated at Herschel Island Airstrip to find the broken bolt in an effort to determine what happened.
2001-06-13: UPDATE M. & M. reported that the initial report given regarding this incident was relatively complete. A search has been made for the broken tail wheel bolt, but it was not found. A spare tail wheel assembly was available to install on the aircraft. An SDR will be submitted to Transport Canada.


CADORS Number 2001C0604
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transport Canada
Occurred At 2001-06-07 - 22:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Herschel Island
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transport Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FSLA | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator SERVICE AIR GROUP INC. (10486) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 180H
Year Built 1965
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model O-470-50
Gear Type Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear

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