Incident at Calgary, Alberta


1996-11-28: Shortly after departure, the pilot of C-GXHL reported by cellular phone that he had experienced a complete electrical failure. There was besides the pilot, 5 passengers on board, all of whom were enroute to Peace River. It was reported that the pilot turned the onboard heater on which immediately caused an electrical failure. The pilot then turned off all the electrics and re-selected the power on. Electrical power was in evidence for approximately 5 seconds when once again all power was lost. The pilot was able to maintain visual flight, although it was dark. He returned and landed safely at 1415Z. The aircraft is in a hangar and company maintenance are in the process of determining the electrical short.


CADORS Number 1996C0516
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-11-27 - 13:49
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, Alberta
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXHL | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31
Year Built 1972
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem

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