2005-05-24: At 1950Z, the pilot of N6267P, a Piper Comanche, which was en route IFR from Williston, ND to City Centre Airport in Edmonton, advised the Edmonton ACC Controller that he was experiencing engine problems and was unable to maintain his assigned altitude of 6,000 feet. Normal communications were lost with the aircraft, but at 2010Z the ACC received a message from an over-flying aircraft that N6267P was attempting to land at Hardisty. At 2055Z, Aeroshell at City Centre Airport called ACC to advise the pilot had telephoned them advising he had landed safely. At 2112Z, the Red Deer RCMP
dispatch called to confirm the aircraft had been observed at Hardisty with no apparent damage. The RCMP
attempted to locate the pilot in town, but were unsuccessful and upon return to the airport at 2139Z, advised that the aircraft was no longer in sight. RCMP
dispatch advised that the aircraft had departed. No VFR or IFR flight plan was received departing Hardisty.