Accident at 7.9 NM NW GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)/ 485831N 0544530W
2015-05-29: At 1950Z, Gander area control centre (ACC) received a telephone call informing of an accident with a privately registered Piper PA-18S-150. Caller provided that the small float plane had crashed while landing at Joe Batts Pond, NL (485831N 0544530W) , approximately 7.9NM northwest of Gander, NL (CYQX). At 1951Z, Gander ACC contacted local 911 and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advising that a small float plane had crashed on landing and that two people were believed to have been on board. At 2005Z, the National Operations Centre (NOC) was informed and subsequently Aviation Operations was advised. Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was informed at 2105Z.
2015-06-03: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0027: The privately operated Piper PA-18 was on a VFR flight and was returning to Joe Batts Pond after a local fishing trip with 2 occupants on board. A left crosswind condition was present as the aircraft approached to land towards the south west. A right bank and turn developed at a height of about 20 feet just after power was reduced for landing. Full power and left rudder were applied but the right turn continued. Power was reduced to idle and the aircraft impacted trees northwest of the pond and came to rest inverted. Nearby boaters noticed the accident and worked to facilitate the egress of the aircraft occupants. Both occupants were transported to a local hospital and were released after being treated for minor injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. Joe Batts Pond is located 7 nm west of Gander, where winds were reported as 100° magnetic at 14 knots gusting to 20 knots at about the time of the occurrence.
2015-05-31: UPDATE: JRCC SARSUM Report#(H2015-00431]: (485911N 0544439W - Joe Batts Pond, NL). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax received notification that a float plane crashed in Joe Batts Pond to the northwest of Gander. Bystanders went out to the site and brought the two occupants to shore where they were transported to hospital via ambulance. R901 arrived on scene and shut of the emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
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