2003-03-03: The student pilot of C-GGEF
, a Cessna 172RG, was inbound to Edmonton City Center airport from Springbank at 5,000 feet and in communication with the Edmonton TCU. When the a/c was 10 miles southwest of the airport, the TCU gave the pilot instructions to contact the City Centre Control Tower on 119.1. The pilot then called on the Tower frequency, but when the Tower responded, the pilot did not acknowledge. The Tower tried several times to communicate with the pilot of C-GGEF
but with no success. The pilot broadcasted his intentions to join the circuit for Runway 16. At the time there was another aircraft doing touch and go landings on Runway 12. As C-GGEF
turned final, the Tower instructed the pilot of the aircraft doing tough and goes on Runway 12 to do a full stop, which he did. The Tower then used the light gun and gave the pilot of C-GGEF
a green light to land on Runway 16. The pilot did not land, but elected to overshoot. In the overshoot, the pilot squawked communication failure on the transponder. On the second approach to Runway 12, the Tower again gave him a green light to land. The a/c landed without further incident. The Controller talked with the pilot after shutting down and made some suggestions for proper communication failure procedures to the pilot.