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