Incident at NW of Rocky Mountain House, AB


1997-08-11: C-GWDI was on a VFR flight from Prince George to Red Deer with two people on board when the pilot became lost in deteriorating weather over the foothills northwest of Rocky Mountain House. The pilot broadcast on 121.5 and was able to make contact with several overflying a/c which offered assistance, in particular a Beechcraft King Air of Northern Thunderbird Air, which remained on scene until the incident was concluded. Over a period of 2 1/4 hours, with the relay assistance of the overflying a/c, controllers provided navigational assistance using their detailed knowledge of the local area to direct C-GWDI to a safe landing at Drayton Valley at 0345Z.


CADORS Number 1997C0527
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-09 - 01:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, NW of Rocky Mountain House, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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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  Silhouette image of 172M
Year Built 1974
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 Navigation assistance

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