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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235972
Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Type:St-Just Cyclone 180
Registration: C-GJPL
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:2,5 NM from Saint-Donat, QC -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lac Ouareau, QC
Destination airport:Saint-Donat, QC
C-GJPL, an amateur-built, privately operated Cyclone 180 floatplane, was on a local recreational visual flight rules flight to and from Lac Ouareau near St-Donat, Quebec, with one pilot on board. The pilot was making the first flight after winter storage. Before departure, he drained his fuel tanks and taxied on the lake for about 15 minutes before taking off. After 10 minutes in flight, the engine began to lose power and stopped. The aircraft was at about 600-700 feet agl, and the pilot carried out an emergency water landing straight ahead on the Ouareau River between Lac Blanc and Lac Archambault. During the landing, a wing reportedly struck branches and the aircraft pitched nose-down into the shallow water. The pilot was restrained by his seatbelt at 4 points sustained no injuries and was able to evacuate the aircraft to shore. The emergency locator transmitter (ELT) activated. The aircraft sustained damage substantial.


Revision history:

13-May-2020 07:18 gerard57 Added
14-May-2020 18:02 Anon. Updated [Country]
17-May-2020 00:14 RobertMB Updated [Location]
26-May-2020 18:52 harro Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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