Incident at WABUSH NL (CYWK) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - power failure, ATM - other)


2001-02-14: At 1958z power outage occurred at the Wabush airport. Heavy equipment struck power line nearby. Backup generator failed to start. Facilities affected: all airport lighting, all FSS frequencies, VDF, ILS unserviceable, MIDS, Ceilometer, NCAMS. Aircraft and vehicle movements were facilitated by using one backup NICAN and a hand-held tranceiver. Generator restored at 2115z. Generator failed again at 2133z. Restored at 0010z. Airport was closed from 2215z til 0057z. One aircraft delayed 4-5 minutes due to poor communication from backup radio approx. 2140z. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 2001A0080
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-02-11 - 19:58
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYWK
Aerodrome Name WABUSH NL (CYWK)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 13951
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome,ATM/CNS
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown,Aerodrome - power failure,ATM - other

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