Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM) (Aerodrome - visual aids)


2003-01-13: The runway lights at Fort McMurray failed, leaving JZA 8442, an inbound DHC-8 from Calgary unable to land. The aircraft held for a short time until it was learned that the lights would be unserviceable for the night. JZA 8442 then diverted to Edmonton International. The crew of WJA 103, about to depart Edmonton International for Fort McMurray, was informed of the situation. The cause of the failure is not known.
2003-01-17: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the Airport Manager advised that extreme weather conditions, +15C to -37C in a 24 hour period, caused an electrical cable to break (frost heave). A NOTAM was issued until the cable was repaired at noon the next day. Two commercial flights where affected by the outage. Under the existing conditions, airport operations responded promptly and appropriately. No further action is required.


CADORS Number 2003C0044
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-01-13 - 05:10
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYMM
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Fort McMurray
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 26990
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - visual aids

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator JAZZ AIR INC. (5002) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DEHAVILLAND
Model DHC 8 102
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number JZA 8442
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion

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