Bogota Colombia: Int. Airport without radar blackout for eight minutes due to electrical outage

Posted on November 13, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Aviation reported facility left without radar for eight minutes at the main control tower air of Colombia, located in the airport in Bogota, a fact described as “serious” on Thursday by the authorities. The incident occurred on Wednesday after a problem in two electrical substations that feed the international Dorado airport, whose Tower oversees not only landings and take-offs in the Colombian capital, but also national air traffic. The Secretary of the Colombian Association of civil aviators, Captain Jorge Mario Medina, told AFP that the blackout put at risk the safety of about 60 flights. Read Article

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