June 30, 2006

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, was inbound to Fort McMurray with a non-functioning radio. The pilot received an airport advisory and a transponder code via cell phone. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1922z.

October 3, 2005

Incident at BUFFALO NARROWS SK (CYVT)

The pilot of C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, departed VFR from Buffalo Narrows for Fort McMurray when the Buffalo Narrows METAR was 1/4 SM SN FZFG. The pilot was advised of the weather prior to takeoff and acknowledged. He reported airborne at 2223Z.

September 22, 2004

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

The pilot of C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, reported striking 2 birds during takeoff at Fort McMurray. The pilot elected to continue the flight and there was no report of damage. Airport staff found one dead bird on the runway.
UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that airport personnel at Fort McMurray after they were notified of possible bird strike found and removed the remains of a common Sparrow. There was no reported aircraft damage and no air traffic interruption.

August 13, 2004

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, was inbound to Fort McMurray when the pilot squawked 7600, communication failure while 7 NM northeast of YMM. FSS gave the pilot an airport advisory and he responded with a click of the microphone. At 4 NM northeast, the pilot called and advized he was squawking 7600 due to a radio failure. The aircraft landed at 1853Z without incident. The cause of the radio failure is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the company has advised that the pilot's headset was defective and the aircraft has been returned to service.

July 3, 2004

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

Fort McMurray FSS received a report of an aircraft flying very low over the Thickwood subdivision 10 miles northwest of the airport. When queried, the pilot of C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, advised that he was inbound from the northwest at 1500 feet ASL, about 300 feet AGL.

November 16, 2003

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

An aircraft squawking 7600 was observed on NARDS/RADAR 16 NM north of Fort McMurray (YMM) heading south. The Edmonton ACC and FSS monitored the progress of the aircraft until C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, was visually observed by FSS 5 NM north of YMM. The aircraft joined the circuit and landed on Runway 25 without further incident. The cause of the radio failure is not known.
UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the cause of the radio failure was a short in the curly cord from the mike to the audio jack.

April 22, 2003

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Aerodrome - power failure, Aerodrome - other, ATM - other)

UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that all systems at the Fort McMurray airport are operating normally.
At 1400Z, the Fort McMurray Airport operator conducted a monthly test of the field emergency power unit (EPU). At approximately 1510Z, the field EPU was stopped and the resultant 'power bump' knocked off the 118.1 and 121.9 VHF receiver ILS, and glide path. C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, was inbound at the time and both the FSS and the pilot thought that the aircraft's radio had failed. The aircraft was sighted by FSS downiwnd left for Runway 07. C-GZZD landed without incident and there was no vehicle traffic at the time. At 1523Z, after C-GZZD identified that the aircraft's radios were serviceable the problem was identified. A blown breaker at the field EPU was re-set.

June 26, 2002

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

At 2246Z, the pilot of C-GZZD, a Cessna 206, proceeded onto Taxiway Alpha at Fort McMurray without first obtaining an airport advisory from FSS. After entering the taxiway, the a/c encountered a tow vehicle that had been authorized to proceed on the taxiway. The vehicle driver moved to the side to allow the aircraft to pass. The pilot of C-GZZD advised that frequency congestion was a factor.