2014-12-15: Update: TSB Report#A01W0186: The wheel/ski-equipped aircraft, a Cessna A185F, registration N3800Q, serial number 18502196, departed Yakutat, Alaska, to pick up two glacier climbers who had been dropped on the Kennedy Glacier, Yukon Territory, several days earlier. When the pilot aerially inspected the base camp, located at the 8500-foot level, he noted that the climbers were not there. After searching the area where the climbers intended to climb, he found them at the 12 000-foot level. Because of inclement weather, they had become stranded, ran low on food and fuel, and were unable to descend to the base camp. The pilot landed close to the climbers. Once all were on board, the pilot commenced a take-off run. Before the aircraft could become airborne, the ski struck snow drifts and ridges associated with crevasses in the glacier. The aircraft then nosed over and dropped about 80 feet into a crevasse. When the aircraft did not return to base, a search was initiated. The aircraft, which was substantially damaged, was found the following day. Both climbers sustained serious injuries. The pilot sustained a fatal head injury.
2001-07-30: On Thursday evening, July 26, a privately-owned Cessna 185 on wheel-skis with 3 people on board, departed from the Cathedral Glacier at the 11,500 foot level in Kluane National Park enroute to Mount Richardson with a pilot and two passengers on board. The aircraft got airborne, but then settled back down on the glacier and fell into an 80 foot deep crevasse in Canadian territory near Mount Kennedy,YT. Search and rescue teams were dispatched from Alaska and Comox, BC and rescued the two passengers on Friday, but the pilot was found deceased. The passengers were airlifted to hospital in Anchorage with broken bones and cuts. TSB Edmonton is looking into the accident along with the NTSB in Alaska.


CADORS Number 2001C0905
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-07-27 - 20:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 1
Injuries 2
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 25 NM SW of HAINES JUNCTION YT (CYHT)
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0186
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 16721
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Loss of control - ground,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

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
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model IO-520-F
Gear Type Land & Ski
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 1
Injuries 2
Events Collision with object,Loss of control - on ground,Nose over

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