Accident at 19NM WNW Duncan


2021-09-27: Lake Cowichan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported a privately registered, amateur-built Zenair CH601 on floats crashed near Lake Cowichan, BC. Officers on scene. The pilot was unhurt and rescued by a boater. No overdue flight plans or information to provide. No operational impact.
2022-02-10: UPDATE: TSB Report #A21P0095: A privately registered, amateur built, Zenair CH601 on floats was conducting a recreational flight from Quamichan Lake water aerodrome, BC (CML2) to Cowichan Lake (Honeymoon Bay), BC, with only the pilot on board. While landing in gusty wind conditions, the aircraft made hard contact with the left float and the surface. The right float then contacted the surface and control of the aircraft was lost. It pivoted to the right and came to an abrupt stop. The aircraft remained upright in the lake on its belly with both the left and right floats having separated from the fuselage. The pilot and local boaters attempted to tow the aircraft to shore but were unsuccessful. The aircraft remained afloat for approximately 10 minutes before sinking. The pilot received minor injuries during the egress. The aircrafts emergency locator transmitter did not activate. The recovery team deployed divers to the site but were unable to locate the fuselage. A sonar unit will be deployed to aid in the search.


CADORS Number 2021P1584
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA,Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2021-09-03 - 2006 Z
Day or Night? day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 1
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, 19NM WNW Duncan
TSB Occurrence Number A21P0095
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 277392-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA,Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Abnormal runway contact,Other,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model CH601
Year Built 1997
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of BOMBARDIER ROTAX
Engine Model 912 UL
Gear Type Sea
Private Yes
Amateur Built Yes
Flight Number
Flight Rule VFR
CARS Subpart Recreational Aviation
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events 'Weather - wind','Hard landing','Part or pieces separate from an aircraft'

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