Incident at 25 nm east Halifax VOR


1997-05-07: CGPEB C185 on floats was on a VFR flight from Porter's Lake N.S. to Tangiers Lake and return to Porter's Lake. No Flight Plan filed. At aprx 2045z Halifax TCU controllers noticed a code 7600 target 25 miles east of the Halifax VOR. The aircraft was westbound at 80 knots. The target disappeared 12 miles south of the Halifax VOR. Halifax RCC contacted the pilot at Porter's lake. The pilot advised that he had experienced some radio problems and had inadvertedly selected the 7600 code. He did not realize that he was still on code 7600 until he landed at Porter's Lake. No TSB involvement.


CADORS Number 1997A0208
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-05-06 - 21:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 25 nm east Halifax VOR
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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
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model A185F
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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