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.
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