Accident at Loon Head Lake


2003-06-25: UPDATE TSB reported that the float-equipped Cessna 206, C-GDLW, was en route at low level from Reed Lake, MB, to Moody Lake. Reportedly, the right fuel tank was run dry before the left tank was selected. The engine lost power and although there was fuel in the left tank, the engine did not re-start. A force landing was made into a swampy area. There were no injuries; however, the aircraft was substantially damaged.
2003-06-23: C-GDLW, a float-equipped Cessna 206 owned by Grass River Lodge of The Pas, MB was on a VFR flight from Reed Lake to Moody Lake with a pilot and 2 passengers. Due to low cloud, the flight was being conducted at 250 feet AGL. When the fuel in the right tank was exhausted, the engine quit and the pilot had insufficient time to switch tanks and re-start the engine. The ensuing forced landing in a swamp near Loon Head Lake resulted in substantial damage to the aircraft, however the occupants escaped uninjured.


CADORS Number 2003C0810
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-21 - 01:15
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Loon Head Lake
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0155
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30107
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Loss of control - ground,Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GDLW | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator GRASS RIVER LODGE LTD. (4931) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model TU206G
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model TSIO-520-M
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - visibility,Fuel - exhaustion,Nose over,Forced landing,Engine failure

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