Accident at 5 miles NNE WABUSH NL (CYWK)


2015-08-06: UPDATE According to the TSB Final Report A13A0075 authorized for release on 28 August 2014: On 03 July 2013, at about 1415 Atlantic Daylight Time, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Air Services Division Bombardier CL-415 amphibious aircraft (registration C-FIZU, serial number 2076), operating as Tanker 286, departed Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador, to fight a nearby forest fire. Shortly after departure, Tanker 286 touched down on Moosehead Lake to scoop a load of water. About 40 seconds later, the captain initiated a left-hand turn and almost immediately lost control of the aircraft. The aircraft water-looped and came to rest upright but partially submerged. The flight crew exited the aircraft and remained on the top of the wing until rescued by boat. There was an insufficient forward impact force to activate the onboard 406-megahertz emergency locator transmitter. There were no injuries to the 2 crew members. The aircraft was destroyed. The accident occurred during daylight hours.
2014-11-28: UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0075: The Newfoundland Government Air Services CL-215 water bomber (registration C-FIZU) aeroplane impacted the water of Moosehead Lake while picking up a water load for fire fighting. The aircraft is submerged in water and is tethered to shore. The crew exited the aircraft without injury; the aircraft sustained substantial damage. The investigation is ongoing.
2014-11-28: UDPDATE JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report [S2013-00219]: A1 - 031805Z (July 03, 2013 1805Z). Wabush Water Bomber Crash (525870N 0664353W -Wabush). Montreal ACC reported that Waterbomber Tanker 286 had crashed 5nm East-North East of Wabush. Aircraft owner NL Govt Air Services confirmed that the 2 crew members had already been evacuated and no injuries were sustained. Case closed CORM905 103 SQN - 0.0
2013-07-04: A Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Bombardier CL-215-6B11 (C-FIZU) crashed into Moose Head Lake while working to combat outbreaks of fire in the area of Wabush, NL (CYWK).


CADORS Number 2013A0595
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2013-07-03 - 17:55
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 5 miles NNE WABUSH NL (CYWK)
TSB Occurrence Number A13A0075
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 162901-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Loss of control - inflight

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FIZU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Government Of Newfoundland And Labrador
Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER
Model CL-215-6B11 (SERIES CL-415)
Year Built 2010
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Model PW123AF
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TANKER286
Flight Rule Unknown
CARS Subpart 702
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Loss of control - inflight,Collision with terrain

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