Incident at 60 NM Southwest Goose Bay

Summary

2003-06-27: TSB - Update - 2003-06-27 - A03A0075 - The North Wind Aviation amphibious Cessna 185 was taxiing for departure from a camp on Lake Minipi, Labrador on a non-revenue flight. A short time into the taxi phase the pilot noticed the front of the floats were riding low and pushing water. The pilot decided to stop the aircraft and switch the forward passenger in the right seat to the back seat and the lighter back seat passenger to the front seat. However, when the aircraft slowed the nose of both floats dug in further, and the aircraft began to rapidly nose over. The pilot instructed the passengers to remove their seat belts, open the door and exit the aircraft. The passengers were evacuated from the aircraft while the aircraft was still upright. The occupants were uninjured. The aircraft ended up submerged inverted in the lake. The aircraft had arrived at the camp earlier that day. After arrival the pilot beached the aircraft tail first, with the float tips underwater for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
2003-06-27: NULL
2003-06-26: A C185 operating on amphibious floats was taxiing for departure on water from a fishing camp located approximately 60 Nautical Miles Southwest of Goose Bay. As the aircraft was maneuvering for take off the pilot noticed that one float was sinking. At first it was thought that they were experiencing a problem with weight distribution. As he slowed the aircraft it started sinking lower in the water so he shut down and exited the aircraft with the single passenger. The aircraft continued to sink to the point that the aircraft went very nose low into the water with the aft portion of the floats out of the water. TSB investigating - More to Follow

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0358
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-25 - 15:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 60 NM Southwest Goose Bay
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0075
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Loss of control - ground
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FYEH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner 1450748 ONTARIO LTD.
Operator NORTHWIND AVIATION & ELECTRONICS (10394) Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model 185B
Year Built 1963
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL
Engine Model  Silhouette image of IO-520-D
IO-520-D
Gear Type Amphibian
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Taxi
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Landing gear,Nose over

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