pilot lands burning amphib under the wire, Cooking Lake

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pilot lands burning amphib under the wire, Cooking Lake

#1 Post by citabriaguy » Tue May 22, 2018 9:10 pm

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Re: pilot lands burning amphib under the wire, Cooking Lake

#2 Post by 5x5 » Wed May 23, 2018 7:35 am

Very lucky guy. And yes, it was a good job.
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Re: pilot lands burning amphib under the wire, Cooking Lake

#3 Post by cncpc » Wed May 23, 2018 3:18 pm

Great job.
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Re: pilot lands burning amphib under the wire, Cooking Lake

#4 Post by pelmet » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:42 pm

C-FAWL, a privately operated amphibious float equipped Cessna 182R aircraft, was conducting a pleasure flight from Edmonton/Cooking Lake, AB (CEZ3) with only the pilot on board. While joining downwind for Runway 28 for a wheel landing at CEZ3, the pilot smelled an electrical burning odour. A short time later, black smoke was observed emanating from behind the rear cargo bulkhead. The pilot did not observe any abnormalities in the electrical system but elected to turn off the electrical master switch. The system was re-energized prior to landing in order to select full flaps, and the master switch was once again turned off. The smoke continued to increase until touchdown; touchdown was made with the wheels in the retracted position. The pilot evacuated the aircraft on the runway and, shortly after, the aircraft was engulfed in fire. The pilot received minor injuries while attempting to open the rear cargo door in order to discharge the fire extinguisher.
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