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A Husky upside down in a lake south of Edmonton AB.

Old 23rd Jun 2018, 23:13
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A Husky upside down in a lake south of Edmonton AB.

This happened last Tuesday:



Pilot uninjured as light plane crashes on Leduc County lake Edmonton Journal

A Husky with tundra tires, one person on board, a nice flat-water lake. I wonder how this accident happened? Let me think.
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Old 24th Jun 2018, 01:53
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It couldn't be skiing, I'm sure there's a rule against that.
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Maybe they thought it was landing on ice?

Just blame global warming...
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Originally Posted by megan
It couldn't be skiing, I'm sure there's a rule against that.
My guess: he just bought the plane, thought he was still flying his float plane
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Don't most lakes have "flat" water?
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"flat" meaning relatively calm conditions prevail, and not subject to frequent chop or swells. "Glassy" water has it's own hazards.
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dorf,

The lakes in this area are relatively small and therefore usually have relatively flat water. However, they can get quite rough. Here's a picture of rough weather on Gull Lake, one of the larger lakes in the area ( 10 nm by 3 nm):

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Originally Posted by Dorf
Don't most lakes have "flat" water?
Part of the floatplane course is learning how to judge how flat the water is likely to be. It doesn't take very much wind.
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