March 12, 2000
Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
C-GGXO C150, on a local flight, lost communication following base leg report for runway 22. Aircraft then lost engine power on short final and landed on runway 22 where communication was re-established with tower. Pilot was able to taxi on own power off runway. Update From Maintenance and Manufacturing : Maintenance discovered fuel tanks empty. Records indicate 4.6 hours of operation since last refueling. A/C is equipped with standard tanks good for 4 - 4.5 hours in this type of operation. UPDATE MARCH 17, 2000: TSB file # A00A0046 TSB reported that the aircraft was on a training flight with an instructor and commercial student pilot on board. One and a half hours after take off, the aircraft lost engine power while on final approach to runway 22. At the time of the power loss the student was conducting a side-slip manoeuver to lose excess altitude. The aircraft was landed safely, and the crew pushed the aircraft off the runway. Prior to the flight the fuel tanks were dipped by the student. The student indicated to the instructor that there was "half tanks". The instructor based his calculations for flight on this amount, estimating that there was just over two hours of usable fuel on board. Maintenance discovered fuel tanks empty. Records indicate 4.6 hours of operation since last refueling. A/C is equipped with standard tanks good for 4 - 4.5 hours in this operation.
February 24, 2000
Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
CGGXO C150 was executing touch and goes runway 31 at Gander.The aircraft was instructed by Gander tower to do a right turn out to provide for ARN824 to do a left visual runway 31. CGGXO lost radio equipment and did not receive the instructions from tower and continued with a left turn out. Tower turned ARN824 to the left to establish for a right hand approach to Runway 31. ARN824 had the VFR traffic in sight and landed number two following CGGXO who required a green light for landing. Safety was not jeopradized. TSB CASE CLOSED. More to follow. TSB Update: The Aircraft was inspected by maintenance and no fault could be found with the radio. It is suspected that a switch selection may have caused the communication failure. A three positon switch toggle as follows: # 1 Headset Audio, position # 2 No Audio and position # 3 Speaker Audio. If the switch is selected to the center position (#2) no audio to either headset or speaker will result and no incoming calls will be heard. The switch positions are not labelled which can make it difficult for a pilot to identify that an undesired selection has been made. The company is considering labelling the switch in this aircraft and one other in the fleet which has a similar set-up. A Transponder is not required for the Flying School operation at Gander International Airport. This aircraft was Transponder equipped but it was not serviceable. TSB File # A00A0033 Update from Maintenance and Manufacturing: Maintenance follow up did not reveal any physical, mechanical or electrical problems with the communication equipment installed in aircraft C-GGXO. Aircraft returned to service with no further difficulties being reported. Update Augusat 10, 2000 This pilot received his licence 10 days prior to this incident so the CFI elected to have his previous instructor do some ground briefings on circuit procedures and proper radio communication.
September 5, 1997
Incident at Gander
C-GGXO C150 was observed making a rough landing on a touch and go for runway 31. Aircraft left the runway east of Taxi "E" and re-entered on the south side of runway 31. ERS and Airports advised. Runway was temporarily closed to check for debris. No report of damage , runway reopened 1408z. Nil TSB involvement.