Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

Summary

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.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0275
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-01 - 21:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYXD
Aerodrome Name EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, City Centre Airport
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27910
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GGEF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE
Operator MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model 172RG
Year Built 1980
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-360-F1A6
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Aircraft navigation/communication equipment,Overshoot/missed approach

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