Incident at Villeneuve, AB (ATM - operations)


1997-12-09: Villeneuve airport experienced a total power failure that was not alleviated by a back-up diesel unit for unknown reasons. The airport had no runway lights, beacon etc., but there was a back-up radio capability on 120.0. The weather at the time was below VFR, so no traffic was affected. OPI - ANS and Airspace UPDATE When the power failure occurred, the back-up diesel power unit came on line for about 10 minutes. Then, the injector fuel pump failed in the back-up unit, filling the crankcase with diesel fuel. That unit subsequently failed. Commercial power was later restored, and the back-up unit was repaired and returned to service.


CADORS Number 1997C0826
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-12-04 - 15:25
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Villeneuve, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS
Events ATM - operations

Leave a Comment