Incident at Lethbridge, AB


2000-04-25: The pilot of C-GEXJ, a Piper PA-36, arrived over Lethbridge Airport after a VFR flight from Coutts, overflew the airfield and landed on Runway 32 with no radio contact with FSS. The pilot later called FSS on the telephone to explain that the a/c had battery problems on leaving Coutts. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing UPDATE M. & M. reported that the owner advised that the battery switch had been left on the night prior to the flight. The aircraft started satisfactorily but when he attempted to contact Lethbridge FSS, he was unable to do so and he suspects a low battery. The aircraft was checked prior to the next flight with no problems found, the radio functioned properly and the problem did not recur.


CADORS Number 1999C0313
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-05-03 - 00:34
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Lethbridge, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GEXJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA36 375
Year Built 1982
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem

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