Incident at Drumheller, AB


1999-03-23: Multiple high fliers and local air traffic around Drumheller, as well as multiple SARSAT hits, reported an activated ELT. CASARA Calgary was dispatched to locate the source of the signal and homed it to C-GAMZ, a Cessna 182 parked at Drumheller Airport. The engine was still warm but the pilot was not there and was unable to be contacted. The Ameriking model ELT switch was found to be in the on position. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0216
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 1999-03-21 - 21:55
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Drumheller, AB
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories Other

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 182C
Year Built 1960
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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