Accident at 25 NM N of Sitidgi Lake, INUVIK, NT


2001-07-26: UPDATE TSB reported that the crew of the PBY-5A was conducting a water pick up from Sitidgi Lake during fire suppression activities when they lost control. A wing tip dug into the water and the aircraft came to rest nose down in the lake. Another PBY-5 which was in the area landed on the lake near the downed machine and picked up the crew before it sank in about 100 feet of water.
2001-07-24: It was reported to the Inuvik FSS that TANKER 602, a Consolidated PBY-5A Canso, dug the right wing into the water during a pickup on Sitidgi Lake, about 25 NM north of Inuvik. The 2 crew were unharmed. A company aircraft landed and picked up the crew. There is extensive damage to the right wing and the a/c is currently disabled in the lake in a nose-down tail-up attitude. It is expected that the company will recover the a/c.


CADORS Number 2001C0879
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-07-24 - 02:07
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 25 NM N of Sitidgi Lake, INUVIK, NT
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0176
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 16611
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 FNJE | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Buffalo Airways Ltd
Operator BUFFALO AIRWAYS LTD. (5319) Commercial
Model PBY5A
Year Built 1943
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model R-1830-92
Gear Type Amphibian
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TANKER602
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Loss of control - on ground,Collision with terrain

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