Incident at Vicinity of Confederation Bridge


2005-11-30: C-FYPU, Piper PA28, enroute Summerside (CYSU) to Waterville (CCW3) VFR, lost communication and transponder return at 1900Z. Prime target observed consistent with track of C-FYPU. TGO998, BE90, St. Anthony (CYAY) to Moncton (CYQM), was vectored to the vicinity of the prime target. TGO998 cancelled IFR and descended when the PA28 was in sight. The PA28 did not seem to be in any difficulty. Greenwood MTCU was advised and contacted Waterville airport. C-FYPU landed at Waterville at 2010Z. Aircraft had a complete electrical failure. TSB Case Closed
2005-12-02: TSB Update: A05A0153: While transiting VFR from Summerside to Waterville, the pilot of C-FYPU, a PA-28-140, was advised that Moncton ACC was not receiving his transponder. He then noticed that his radio transmissions were not being heard. Shortly afterwards the aircraft's electrical system failed. ATC diverted a Transport Canada Beech 90 to investigate. As C-FYPU was not in distress, it continued en route. Moncton ACC advised Greenwood and Waterville of the inbound aircraft. C-FYPU made an uneventful NORDO landing at Waterville. The electrical failure was caused by a broken field wire on the alternator.
2005-12-01: Maintenance & Manufacturing Update: The pilot advised that maintenance staff found that the field wire on the alternator had separated allowing the battery to discharge and cause a complete electrical failure.


CADORS Number 2005A0827
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-11-29 - 19:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Vicinity of Confederation Bridge
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 62958-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

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 PIPER
Model PA28 140
Year Built 1969
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-320-E2A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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