Incident at PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)

Summary

2003-05-14: The pilot of C-GRXC, a Cessna 310, advised Prince Albert FSS via cellular phone of a total electrical failure and that he was inbound for an arrival. The pilot was uncertain of the status of the landing gear, so a low pass was arranged with company personnel who believed that the left main was not locked. The pilot conducted a manual gear extention and made several passes. AFF were on standby. Company and pilot were satisfied that all gear was locked. Aircraft landed safely on Runway 08 at 2051Z. Numerous aircraft were delayed up to 20 minutes. TSB will contact the operator.
2003-05-15: UPDATE TSB reported that the Cessna 310R, registration C-GRXC, was conducting a fire patrol flight east of Prince Albert when the pilot experienced a total loss of electrical power. He carried out the appropriate checklist and advised FSS. Prior to landing he completed a manual landing gear extension and several passes over the field with fire fighting crews and equipment standing by, and then completed a successful landing on rwy 08. An inspection revealed that a starter relay had shorted in the closed position, knocking the generators off line, and draining the battery.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0583
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-13 - 22:09
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYPA
Aerodrome Name PRINCE ALBERT (GLASS FIELD) SK (CYPA)
Geographic Location Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Prince Albert
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0114
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 29183
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Undershoot/overshoot,System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GRXC | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner 5-H MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. (P A AVIATION SERVICES/NATIONAL) AVIATION COLLEGE
Operator 5-H MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. (11120) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model 310R
Year Built 1978
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL
Engine Model IO-520-MB
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 Overshoot/missed approach,Declared emergency/priority,Electrical problem

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