Minnesota Skyhawk Tests Thin Ice on Upper Red Lake | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube






Fri, Dec 22, 2023

Minnesota Skyhawk Tests Thin Ice on Upper Red Lake

A Warm December and Diminished Snowfall Takes a Cessna for a Swim

A Cessna 172 attempting a landing on Upper Red Lake broke through the ice, apparently taking the pilots by surprise on their intended ice fishing adventure.

The crash landing happened around 0930, when the Grand Rapids aircraft touched down on the lake’s 1 to 2 inches of ice. That wasn’t enough to support it, unsurprisingly, though the pilot had assumed the landing zone could support the Skyhawk’s weight after a flyover.

Perhaps it may have, had the aircraft come to a stop exactly where intended, but the lack of powdery snow reduced the amount of deceleration available. It landed longer than intended, straying on to the thinner ice and dropping the Cessna into shallow, frozen waters. Luckily for the occupants, Beltrami County Boat and Water Deputies were near the scene to help with a speedy rescue, pulling the fishermen out of the aircraft.

This year’s unseasonably warm December seems to be getting the better of visitors to the lake, keeping the Deputies busy as they save people from the ice. Locals note that the rescue comes only days after 35 people had to be rescued when an ice floe broke loose from the shores of Upper Red Lake.

FMI: www.co.beltrami.mn.us


More News

Classic Aero-TV: The Ultimate 'Solo' Trip -- Cameron Balloons' Sky Hopper

From 2011 (YouTube Version): A Unique, Affordable and Isolated way to Enjoy Ballooning Ballooning is both a unique as well as eclectic pursuit... and it attracts (naturally) a pret>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.24)

"Aviation in Alaska is essential to the transportation infrastructure. Many of our Alaskan customers rely on our products to access their homes, their communities, and run their bu>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.24): Approach Speed

Approach Speed The recommended speed contained in aircraft manuals used by pilots when making an approach to landing. This speed will vary for different segments of an approach as >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.24)

Aero Linx: Japan Business Aviation Association (JBAA) The Japan Business Aircraft Association (JBAA) was established in May 1996 as an incorporated nonprofit organization (in April>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.15.24): Apron

Apron A defined area on an airport or heliport intended to accommodate aircraft for purposes of loading or unloading passengers or cargo, refueling, parking, or maintenance. With r>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC