Accident at Pike Lake


2001-09-27: The pilot of the float-equipped Maule M-5, C-GXIH, and his two passengers departed their hunting camp at Pine Lake, for their base camp at Teenah Lake, about 10 NM north (23NM west of Teslin, YT). During the climb out, the inside of all windows fogged up, severely restricting the pilot's outside visual reference. While attempting to return to the lake, the aircraft stalled and settled into bush and low trees, coming to rest inverted. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the occupants sustained minor injuries. After turning off the ELT they walked to their hunting camp where they spent the night, before walking out to their base camp the next day. Local weather at the time of the accident was estimated by the pilot to be 2,500 feet overcast, visibility 7 miles in light rain.


CADORS Number 2001C1236
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2001-09-18 - 01:45
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Pike Lake
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0249
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Loss of control - inflight,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXIH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Model M 5 235C
Year Built 1976
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-540-J1A5D
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 2
Events Collision with terrain,Loss of control - inflight

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