Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

Summary

2000-08-10: CGGXO C150 was executing touch and goes runway 31 at Gander.The aircraft was instructed by Gander tower to do a right turn out to provide for ARN824 to do a left visual runway 31. CGGXO lost radio equipment and did not receive the instructions from tower and continued with a left turn out. Tower turned ARN824 to the left to establish for a right hand approach to Runway 31. ARN824 had the VFR traffic in sight and landed number two following CGGXO who required a green light for landing. Safety was not jeopradized. TSB CASE CLOSED. More to follow. TSB Update: The Aircraft was inspected by maintenance and no fault could be found with the radio. It is suspected that a switch selection may have caused the communication failure. A three positon switch toggle as follows: # 1 Headset Audio, position # 2 No Audio and position # 3 Speaker Audio. If the switch is selected to the center position (#2) no audio to either headset or speaker will result and no incoming calls will be heard. The switch positions are not labelled which can make it difficult for a pilot to identify that an undesired selection has been made. The company is considering labelling the switch in this aircraft and one other in the fleet which has a similar set-up. A Transponder is not required for the Flying School operation at Gander International Airport. This aircraft was Transponder equipped but it was not serviceable. TSB File # A00A0033 Update from Maintenance and Manufacturing: Maintenance follow up did not reveal any physical, mechanical or electrical problems with the communication equipment installed in aircraft C-GGXO. Aircraft returned to service with no further difficulties being reported. Update Augusat 10, 2000 This pilot received his licence 10 days prior to this incident so the CFI elected to have his previous instructor do some ground briefings on circuit procedures and proper radio communication.

Details


CADORS Number 2000A0104
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-02-24 - 23:15
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander Intl
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GGXO | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner EXPLOITS VALLEY AIR SERVICES LTD.
Operator EXPLOITS VALLEY AIR SERVICES LTD (6676) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model  Silhouette image of 150M
150M
Year Built 1975
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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