Piper PA-11 Float Plane – Landing Mishap – Aircraft Sunk

C-FSMR, a privately registered, float-equipped Piper PA-11 aircraft, was conducting a VFR flight from Vermillion Bay, ON (CKH6) to Big Canyon Lake, ON.

Upon landing at Big Canyon Lake, the aircraft’s left float struck a rock. The damage sustained allowed water into the float and the aircraft subsequently sank.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured. The aircraft has been removed from service.