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Last updated: 17 November 2019
Status:
Date:Monday 8 July 2019
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-215-6B11 (CL-415)
Operator:Gouvernement du Québec
Registration: C-FAWQ
C/n / msn: 1115
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:83 km (51.9 mls) NW of Roberval Airport, QC (YRJ) (   Canada)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Roberval Airport, QC (YRJ/CYRJ), Canada
Destination airport:Roberval Airport, QC (YRJ/CYRJ), Canada
Flightnumber:Q239
Narrative:
A Canadair CL-415 aircraft operated by the Government of Quebec, was operating flight Q239 under flight rules from Roberval (CYRJ), QC to a forest fire located approximately 45 nautical miles (83 km) away northwest of CYRJ, with two pilots on board.
During a scooping manoeuvre on a lake, the aircraft's hull collided with a shoal, causing damage to it. The crew ceased firefighting operations and returned to CYRJ where the aircraft landed safely.
Once the damage was assessed, a flight permit was issued to return the aircraft to the main operations base for repair.

Sources:
» TSB A19Q0104


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