Incident at 157 degrees from Fort St. John, British Columbia


1996-10-25: Pilot called in a Mayday at 0131Z advising that he was not instrument-rated and stuck in cloud. FSS operator tried to obtain VDF bearing but the aircraft was too low. A VDF bearing was eventually obtained and the pilot was given a DF steer towards the airport. The pilot subsequently advised he was losing control of the aircraft. Radio contact was lost. At 0143Z, an overflight relayed to the FSS that FGGN was clear of cloud. Aircraft proceeded to Dawson Creek without further incident.


CADORS Number 1994W0534
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-05-15 - 01:31
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location British Columbia, Canada, North America, Pacific Region, 157 degrees from Fort St. John, British Columbia
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],ATM/CNS

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FGGN | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA28 180
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Navigation assistance,Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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