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c/n 1389
C-GLSA ready for the snows at Sioux Lookout.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 04 November 2007
C-GLSA at her home base.
Photos: Erik Lohn © July 2006

c/n 1389

58-2057 • N94771 • N4471

C-GLSA

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58-2057 US Army # 1937. L-20 No. 938. Command A-16.

Delivered 08-Oct-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N94771 No details.

N4471 No details.

C-GLSA Lac Seul Airways Ltd., Winnipeg, MB. Based Ear Falls, ON.

• Regd 09-Jul-1980. Canx 22-Oct-1991.

Accident: Root River, ON. Lat 50.54N, Long 91.40W. 12-Aug-1986.

During the take-off run on the narrow river, the aircraft veered to the

left towards the shoreline.The aircraft struck a mud shoal, damaging the

floats and the tail section. Thepilot was performing his first flight with

the contracting customers. The landingon the narrow river was uneventful,

and, later that day, the pilot attempted to takeoff into the current with a

quartering tail wind from the left. Directional control was not maintained

during the take-off run, and the aircraft veered to the left towards the

shoreline.The pilot shut down the engine, and the aircraft struck a mud shoal,

damaging the floats and the tail section.

PERTINENT INFORMATION: The pilot said that he had never operated

in such a confined area before although another company pilot had

previously operated there. An unconfined lake was available close by.

The landing area selected by the pilot was in proximity to a dam where

the passengers were to do some work. The current was strong, and the

water level was low, thus exposing numerous mud shoals along the

narrow river. The pilot decided to take off into current with a 12- to 18-knot

quartering tail wind from the left. Had the take-offbeen attempted into wind,

the strong current would have delayed the take-off and made it difficult

to clear some high posts located over the dam. The pilot also decided to

take off downwind since the shape of the river was more favourable

in that direction.

C-GLSA  Kabeelo Airways Ltd., Ear Falls, ON. Regd 22-Oct-1991.

• Based at Confederation Lake, ON.

Kabeelo Airways

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