Incident at Norman Wells, NWT


1997-08-11: C-FKOK was on a VFR flight to an outfitters camp near the mountains, with only the pilot on board, when the weather began to deteriorate and the pilot decided to go VFR on top to avoid clouds. The pilot called Norman Wells FSS 66 miles south at 11,000 feet to request a DF steer to get back under the cloudbase. The pilot was using GPS for navigation, but could not see a break in the cloud cover and needed assistance. The pilot continued to climb to avoid convective clouds and reported at 12,500 and 15,700 feet nine miles south of Norman Wells. A break in the clouds was finally located to the east, and the a/c was able to get down and subsequently landed at Norman Wells at 2137Z.


CADORS Number 1997C0528
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-07 - 20:46
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Norman Wells, NWT
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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 175
Year Built 1958
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Navigation assistance

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