Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)

Summary

2003-08-28: Yellowknife FSS reported that C-FYQQ, a Cessna 180 on floats with 2 people on board, was overdue on a return flight from Yellowknife (YZF) to a fishing camp 54 NM north of YZF. The a/c was eventually located and there was no distress. The SAR case was then closed. Nav Canada reported that the pilot air filed his flight plan on departure from the waterbase and the aircraft's radio transmission was poor. The FSS specialist confirmed with the pilot that the trip would be 2 hours, with an additional 2 hours for SAR time. The search became unnecessary when the pilot returned to the Yellowknife waterbase and reported to FSS approximately 5 hours after departure. The quality of the radio communication between the pilot and FSS may have been the cause of the misunderstanding.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C1230
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Search and Rescue
Occurred At 2003-08-27 - 23:29
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYZF
Aerodrome Name YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF)
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yellowknife
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Search and Rescue
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model 180H
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make TELEDYNE CONTINENTAL
Engine Model  Silhouette image of O-470-R
O-470-R
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Parked
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events ELT,Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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