Incident at THOMPSON MB (CYTH)


2003-08-08: SARSAT formed a case south of Thompson and several high fliers also picked up the signal. Local VFR traffic flew over the location and found C-FNBJ, a Cessna 172 on floats on a lake 40 NM south of YTH. The pilot reported 'problems' and needed assistance. FSS co-ordinated assistance for this morning. The ELT was then turned off and a military Hercules that had been dispatched was cancelled prior to takeoff. It was later reported that the a/c had been parked near shore and high winds had caused water to wash over the back of the floats and worn seals allowed water to enter the floats. The pilot/owner did not have the equipment with him to pump water out and requested assistance. The a/c has since been flown back to base after another a/c brought equipment to assist.


CADORS Number 2003C1102
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 2003-08-07 - 01:04
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYTH
Aerodrome Name THOMPSON MB (CYTH)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, 40 NM S of Thompson
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 172B
Year Built 1961
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model O-300-C
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events ELT

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