Aviat Sky Intl A-1C-200 (Husky) – Engine Failure – Ditch in Lake

C-FJKS, a privately operated Aviat Sky Intl A-1C-200 (Husky) aircraft, was on a local pleasure flight in the vicinity of Joseph Lake, AB. When the aircraft was at 300 feet above the lake, the engine (Avco Lycoming AEIO-360-A1D) began losing power. The pilot conducted a forced landing into the shallow lake and the aircraft nosed over upon touchdown.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was wearing a helmet and a four point harness, and egressed the aircraft quickly without injuries.

The 406 ELT activated, and was detected by COSPAS/SARSAT. JRCC Trenton initiated search operations, and the pilot was recovered approximately 2 hours later.