Stall at takeoff and collision with water, Conair Group Inc. (dba Conair), Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss amphibian, C-GXNX, Chantslar Lake, British Columbia, 14 August 2014 [electronic resource].
- Corporate Author:
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada
- Gatineau, QC : Transportation Safety Board of Canada, 
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- Physical Description:
- 29 pages : illustrations
- Aviation investigation report ; A14P0132
- An Air Tractor AT-802A on amphibious floats (registration C-GXNX, serial number AT-802A-0530), operating as Tanker 685, was carrying out wildfire management operations during daylight near Chantslar Lake, British Columbia. Three similar aircraft were working as a group with Tanker 685, which was second in line on a touch-and-go to scoop water from Chantslar Lake. Upon liftoff, control was lost and the aircraft's right wing struck the water. The aircraft water-looped, and the floats and their support structure separated from the fuselage. The aircraft remained upright and slowly sank. The pilot received minor injuries, egressed from the cockpit, and inflated the personal flotation device being worn. The third aircraft in the formation jettisoned its hopper load as it continued its takeoff and remained in the circuit. The fourth aircraft jettisoned its hopper load, rejected its takeoff, and taxied to pick up the accident pilot. There was sufficient impact force to activate the on-board 406-megahertz emergency locator transmitter, but the search-and-rescue satellite system did not detect a signal from the emergency locator transmitter until the wreckage was being recovered 6 days later.
- Issued also in French under title: Décrochage au décollage et collision avec un plan d'eau, Conair Group Inc. (s/n Conair), aéronef amphibie Air Tractor AT-802A Fire Boss, C-GXNX, Chantslar Lake (Colombie-Britannique), 14 août 2014.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Type of File/Data:
- Electronic monograph in PDF format.
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