Incident at THOMPSON (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - NAVAIDS/radar)

Summary

1998-01-22: MAJOR COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE OCCURRED DUE TO MANITOBA TELEPHONE SYSTEM LANDLINE FAILURE IN THOMPSON OFFICE. RESULTED IN GILLAM AND NORWAY HOUSE RFSS AND ISLAND LAKE RCO U/S FOR 1 1/2 HOURS. FOLLOWING NAVAIDS UNMONITORED: NORWAY HOUSE DME, ISLAND LAKE DME, GILLAM DME. ALL REMOTE FACILITY FIRE ALARMS, ENVIRONMENT ALARMS AND INTRUDER ALARMS WERE UNMONITORED. LONG DISTANCE PHONES WERE AFFECTED, BUT ONLY TO SOME LOCATIONS. LANDLINES WERE RESTORED AT 1613Z. ALL FACILITIES HAVE BEEN SERVICEABLE AND MONITORED SINCE. GILLAM APM WAS UNABLE TO PERFORM WORK ON RWY DURING COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE. AT TIME OF FAILURE, GILLAM WX WAS BELOW VFR AND AN A/C WAS IN GILLAM CZ WITH SVFR APPROVAL. TIME = 1443Z.

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CADORS Number 1993C0392
Occurrence Type Incident
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Occurred At 1993-12-03 - Unknown time
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Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, THOMPSON
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Categories ATM/CNS
Events Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system,ATM - NAVAIDS/radar


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