Incident at Fort McPherson, NT (Aerodrome - visual aids)


1999-05-13: The pilot of an inbound a/c reported that the ARCAL system at Fort McPherson Airport was unservicable. Inuvik FSS staff called the local observer at Fort McPherson to check the lights and he found them inoperative. The ARCAL unit was re-set and the lights became operational. The a/c, a Cessna Caravan, circled the airport for about 15 minutes before the lights came on and the pilot could land. OPI - Aerodrome Safety UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the cause of the problem has not been isolated, although it has not recurred. An electrician from Inuvik will visit the site in the next few days to examine the unit. The local CARS operator has also instituted an enhanced Standard Operating Procedure to ensure that the problem is not a procedural one. Aerodrome Safety will continue to monitor the site. UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the operator's electrician made an inspection trip to the site as they said they would. He found the ARCAL defective and replaced it. The problem has not recurred.


CADORS Number 1999C0162
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-08 - 14:19
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Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McPherson, NT
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - visual aids

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