Incident at Sault Ste. Marie (Other operational incident, ATM - other)

Summary

1999-04-26: Sault Ste. Marie tower and flight service station experienced a complete equipment failure due to problems with a vandalized Bell Canada junction box. Ops. impact -- the hotlines, telephones, ATC interphones, Image Manager system and all telephone lines (MACS and regular telephone) were down. A NOTAM was issued and the controllers and F.S.S. staff communicated via the Sault Ste. Marie-based frequency. Minimal restrictions were in effect. Gore Bay RCO returned at 0845Z; Geraldton RCO returned at 1100Z; the ATC interphones returned at 1150Z and the hotlines returned at 0057 (April 24).

Details


CADORS Number 1999O0344
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-04-23 - 01:13
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Ontario, Canada, North America, Ontario Region, Sault Ste. Marie
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,ATM/CNS
Events Other operational incident,ATM - other


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