Incident at Killam, Alberta


1996-12-18: A pilot on an IFR flight plan from Grande Prairie to Killam, Alberta advised the controller he would be landing at 1810Z and to close his flight plan. The controller advised the pilot he would have to file an arrival report with Edmonton FSS in accordance with the CARs. Due to poor radio communications at low altitude, the pilot assumed his flight plan would be closed by Edmonton Centre. ATC thought the pilot was going to file an arrival report with Edmonton FSS. At about the same time as the ETA for C-GJTC, an ELT signal was picked up in the vicinity of Killam. ATC carried out a communication search and the RCMP located C-GJTC in tact at the Chevro Farm strip. About three hours later the pilot was located and he checked the ELT and confirmed it was turned off. The ELT turned out to be in an Agcat parked at the nearby town of Sedgwick. The next morning the pilot of C-GJTC filed a flight plan with a proposed departure time of 1800Z. When the flight plan had not been activated by 1930Z, ATC phoned Chevro farm and confirmed the aircraft was still on the ground. ATS had a long chat with the pilot on the importance of filling arrival reports and advising of any delays of over an hour on an IFR flight plan. Apparently RCC also had a chat with the pilot.


CADORS Number 1996C0565
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transport Canada
Occurred At 1996-12-15 - 18:05
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Killam, Alberta
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Reported By Transport Canada
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GJTC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA34 220T
Year Built 1985
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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