2005-07-22: CFYDT, Piper PA11
S, enroute from Charlottetown (CYYG)
to Woodstock (CCD3)
a NORDO (no TX), no transponder, filed a VFR CYYG
with YHZ FIC. Pilot phoned on cell phone (450-780-3105) to arrange departure and receive advisory at approx 1340. Aircraft departed RWY21
at 1350. At approx 1355, pilot phoned on cell phone to say he was having engine problems and would like to return to CYYG.
He advised that he was a few minutes out. Due to difficulty in communications with the pilot, it was difficult to determine if the problem was an emergency or not and the pilot's actual position and intentions. Moncton ACC had cleared JZA8320
for RWY 03. Advised Moncton of situation and requested to send JZA8320
back for a hold until the situation was sorted out. Located CFYDT visually off the end of RWY 10 and asked if he was able to land on RWY 10. Pilot agreed and landed at 1403Z with no difficulty. Advised center and regular operations resumed. At 1534Z pilot phoned and advised problem was with 'spark plugs'. He said he had cleaned them and re-filed Flight Plan for CCD3.
He departed at 1538Z. Nil TSB