Incident at EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL) (Aerodrome - power failure, Aerodrome - other)

Summary

2003-04-01: There was a total power failure at Villeneuve Airport at 2130Z on March 31 and the backup diesel power unit did not respond. All communications at the airport were u/s except for NICAN receiver and cell phone. Villeneuve airport management was unable to determine the cause of the failure or why the diesel did not come on. Commercial power restored an hour later at 2237Z. Investigation is continuing.
2003-04-09: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the failure could not be duplicated. It is likely that a switch or lever was tripped inadvertently, however this scenario could not be verified. The airport authority is installing a cover over this switch to prevent a similar event from occurring.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0412
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-31 - 21:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CZVL
Aerodrome Name EDMONTON / VILLENEUVE AB (CZVL)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Villeneuve
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 28439
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome - power failure,Aerodrome - other


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