Incident at Vicinity of Snow Lake, MB


1997-08-05: C-GCOP was on a VFR flight plan from Flin Flon to Lynn Lake with 2 people on board. Prior to departure, the pilot had received a weather briefing from Winnipeg FSS over the telephone. At about 1343Z, the Thompson FSS staff heard on the radio C-GCOP receiving navigation assistance from an overflying Calm Air flight (CAV 7090). C-GCOP was lost because of bad weather and asked for help to divert to Thompson. The a/c was equipped with a VOR and hand-held GPS, but no transponder. The pilot of C-GCOP was apparently receiving GPS readouts that were very inaccurate which suggests a malfunctioning unit or unfamiliarity with it's use. As CAV 7090 was getting out of radio range for the a/c, the crew handed communications off to another Calm Air flight (CAV 8555) to continue assisting C-GCOP. The crew of CAV 8555 was able to determine the location of C-GCOP and was able to direct the pilot to Snow Lake airport, where C-GCOP landed safely at 1440Z. The pilot closed his flight plan and informed Winnipeg FSS that he would not be able to continue to destination because of weather. No other a/c were inconvenienced in the occurrence.


CADORS Number 1997C0511
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-02 - 13:44
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Snow Lake, MB
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS

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 172
Year Built 1957
Engine Type Reciprocating
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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 Navigation assistance

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