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

Summary

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.

Details


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
Events



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
Make CONSOLIDATED
Model PBY5A
Year Built 1943
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
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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