Accident at LAC DU BONNET (NORTH) MB (Water) (CJS9)


2003-05-22: C-GGON, a DHC-3 Otter on floats, was departing Winnipeg River near Lac du Bonnet when apparently an engine problem resulted in the a/c descending into terrain. The four occupants were rescued and have been taken to hospital, and one person reportedly has serious injuries. Two investigators from TSB Winnipeg are enroute to the accident site. System Safety Winnipeg will appoint a Minister's Observer to assist in the investigation.
2003-05-26: UPDATE TSB reported that the float-equipped De Havilland DHC-3 Otter, C-GGON, departed the float base at Lac Du Bonnet, MB, en route to George Lake. Shortly after takeoff, the engine (P & W R1340) lost power. The pilot made a force-landing in a wooded, marshy area. The four occupants suffered various injuries and were taken to hospital. The aircraft was destroyed. The cause of the power loss is not known.


CADORS Number 2003C0622
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-22 - 16:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 4
Aerodrome ID CJS9
Aerodrome Name LAC DU BONNET (NORTH) MB (Water) (CJS9)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg River base at Lac du Bonnet
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0118
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 29346
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GGON | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator WHITESHELL AIR SERVICE LTD. (187) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 3
Year Built 1957
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model WASP S1H1-G
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Destroyed
Fatalities 0
Injuries 4
Events Collision with terrain,Engine - malfunction,Forced landing

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