Incident at Thompson, MB


1999-04-12: A strong ELT signal began to transmit at 2317Z in the vicinity of the Thompson Airport. FSS staff were unable to locate the source of the signal from local agencies. The Airport Duty Manager dispatched a person with a hand-held locater to track the signal, but this was not successful due to the signal reflecting off various metal buidings. The source was finally located with the assistance of CASARA, and was found in C-GJET, a Piper Navajo operated by Pim Air. It is believed that the ELT was accidentally activated when some people were looking at the a/c, which had recently arrived to join the Pim Air fleet. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0255
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-11 - 23:17
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Thompson, MB
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GJET | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator PIM AIR Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model  Silhouette image of PA31 350
PA31 350
Year Built 1977
Engine Type Reciprocating
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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