Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (ATM - other)

Summary

2005-04-01: At 21:50Z the Winnipeg Tower experienced a building shaking bump immediately followed by the fire alarms sounding. The building elevator motor had burned out creating smoke. The duty team supervisor dispatched three of the 5 qualified control staff to the first floor with the evacuation kit to be prepared to staff the evacuation location in the event that the fire officials required an evacuation. Once the cause was confirmed the Tower resumed normal operations at 22:30Z. During the reduced staffing levels VFR flights were restricted. One IFR flight received an additional vectored turn for increased spacing.
2005-04-07: UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that NAV CANADA advised that the elevator motor will be replaced early next week. In the meantime, control staff are climbing (and descending) 8 flights of stairs to the tower cab. (The Unit Manager expects none of his staff will have any difficulty passing their next medical examination.)

Details


CADORS Number 2005C0626
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-03-31 - 21:50
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYWG
Aerodrome Name WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg Tower
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 54714-1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS
Events ATM - other


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