Incident at CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ) (Aerodrome - power failure)


2001-01-23: A major communication failure at Churchill resulted in the loss of all communication, including commercial telephone service, between Winnipeg ACC and Churchill FSS. Weather at 1500Z was five hundred overcast, visibility fifteen miles, wind two eight zero at twelve knots. At the time of the failure, there were six IFR aircraft inbound to Churchill. Clearances were delivered and arrival times received via relays from other aircraft. Aircraft confirmed all navaids were functioning normally.
2001-03-14: UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that the frequencies came back to life on the 23rd at aproximately 1800z. MTS advised that the circuits came back on their own and they don't know why. They did find some ""poor fibers"" and are sending a fiber optic expert up there to do some more checks. NAV CANADA reported there will be an FSS on site in Churchill for the first 90 days of the new CARS operation and will be equipped with a satellite phone. Staff would be available to relay clearances if there was another failure.


CADORS Number 2001C0074
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-01-22 - 15:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYYQ
Aerodrome Name CHURCHILL MB (CYYQ)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Churchill
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 13703
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - power failure

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