Incident at Whitehorse, YT


1999-03-23: Trenton RCC was informed by a high flier northeast of Whitehorse of an activated ELT. Whitehorse FSS was advised but they did not hear the signal. A Transport Canada DHC-6 flew to the estimated position but also did not hear the signal. A CASARA a/c was then tasked, but turned back after takeoff (CADORS 99C0222) with a mechanical problem. A helicopter was then chartered to find the source and a ground team dispatched as well. The source was located in a residential area of Whitehorse and the ELT belonged to C-FXGL, a privately-owned Haseloh RAF 2000 gyroplane. There was no emergency and the ELT was turned off. Ground search time was 4.5 hours and by air was 1.3 hours in two a/c. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0223
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 1999-03-22 - 21:41
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Whitehorse, YT
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Gyroplane
 Silhouette image of Gyroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Model RAF 2000 GTX-SE
Year Built 1996
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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