Aircraft Mishap in Dryden

Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2017 17:21 PM

A Turbo-Otter bushplane landed ahead of a thunderstorm in Dryden Saturday afternoon but suffered a mishap in strong winds regardless.

The pilot of Turbo-Otter, owned by Northern Wilderness Outfitters of Fort Frances, saw thunderstorms advancing into the area while flying over Dryden and elected to take refuge at Government Dock before the storm him.

In the high winds, one float of the aircraft was jammed under the dock and the plane was pushed up into a near 45 degree angle, where it remained stuck after the storm passed.

There were no injuries and crews are working on releasing the aircfraft, although it is not known if it will be able to fly

(McCarthy photos)