Incident at FORT McMURRAY AB (Water) (CES7)


2005-06-13: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that the radio failure was due to loss of battery power en route to Fort McMurray. All other systems were normal so a cell phone was utilized to contact Edmonton FIC to relay this information. On arrival the battery was removed and replaced after charging by company personnel under their elementary work provisions. All systems checked normal at this time. The aircraft continued on its original flight plan after re-install and has operated on several flights with no recurrence of the defect. This aircraft had an extended stay in a maintenance facility at Cooking Lake, AB due to unrelated matters prior to this flight and the company representative felt this may have contributed to the cause of the flattened battery. M. & M. has also spoken to Jay Dee Aircraft Maintenance in Cooking Lake, AB, the company's primary AMO. The AMO will submit an SDR with the details. Discussion with the company and AMO resulted in some conflicting information or lack of detail, so M. & M. will monitor the SDR submission and if additional details become available the follow up information will be passed on.
2005-06-07: C-GTPU, a Cessna 206, was inbound to the Fort McMurray waterdrome when the aircraft's radios failed. The pilot called Edmonton FIC on his cellular telephone. He advised that except for the radios, the aircraft was functioning normally and that he was inbound to the Fort McMurray waterdrome. The aircraft type, ETA, colours and circuit intentions were ascertained and passed to Fort McMurray AAS by telephone.


CADORS Number 2005C1127
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-06-06 - 21:18
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CES7
Aerodrome Name FORT McMURRAY AB (Water) (CES7)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McMurray waterdrome
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 56751-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 GTPU | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator RELIANCE AIRWAYS LTD. (6453) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model U206G
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Model  Silhouette image of IO-520-D
Gear Type Sea
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Aircraft navigation/communication equipment,Electrical problem

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