Incident at Thornsteinson Lake (FOD (foreign object debris))


2001-10-09: The Cessna A185F, C-GZVF operated by Transwest Air, was in the middle of Thornsteinson Lake, MB with the pilot loading freight from a boat. The passengers in the boat had been instructed to unload their rifles before boarding the aircraft, and were doing so. One passenger was injured when the rifle he was unloading discharged. He was struck by the rifle recoil mechanism and was also burned by a backflash from the rifle breech. The bullet from the rifle discharge damaged the lower and upper surfaces of the right wing leading edge. After assessing the passenger's injuries and the damage to the aircraft, the pilot elected to fly the passenger to South Indian Lake where medical services were available. The second passenger was left with the boat. After arrival at South Indian Lake, the aircraft was taken out of service for inspection and repair by company maintenance.


CADORS Number 2001C1272
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2001-09-26 - 20:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thornsteinson Lake
TSB Occurrence Number A01C0228
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Medical,Aerodrome
Events FOD (foreign object debris)

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GZVF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator LA RONGE AVIATION SERVICES LTD. (1864) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of IO-520-D
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Events Medical emergency,Other operational incident

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