Incident at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


1996-03-15: The Cessna Citation departed Saskatoon and was approximately 150 miles enroute to Salt Lake City at a cruising altitude of 35000 feet, when the cabin altitude began to fluctuate. The crew carried out a controlled descent and returned to Saskatoon. Maintenance personnel found an electrical failure in the ground squat switch circuitry, which was causing the outflow valves to intermittently assume the ground position rather than the flight position.


CADORS Number 1996C0090
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1996-03-15 - 14:43
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Reported By
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GVER | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator WEST WIND AVIATION INC. (4567) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 500
Year Built
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
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Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem

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