Incident at Vicinity Manitoba - U.S. Border


1999-04-14: RCC Trenton received a SARSAT hit from an activated ELT in the vicinity of the Manitoba - U.S. border and tasked CASARA to search for the signal. CASARA dispatched an a/c and a ground vehicle but were unable to locate the source of the signal. RCC then dispatched a CC-130 Hercules from CFB Winnipeg and the crew homed the signal to a private grass strip, where the operator of the parked a/c, C-GYVS, a Bellanca 7ECA, saw the Hercules overhead and turned off the ELT. The total search time for the CASARA vehicle and a/c, and the Hercules was 9.6 hours. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0267
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 1999-04-10 - 21:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity Manitoba - U.S. Border
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TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GYVS | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Model 7ECA
Year Built 1975
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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