AC624 crash: Clipped line didn't provide power directly to airport
Line disruption caused problem at NSP substation, which does provide power to airport
The power lines clipped by Air Canada Flight 624, damage initially blamed for Halifax Stanfield International Airport's power outage, actually supplied no electricity directly to the facility.
Peter Spurway, airport spokesperson, said he was told today that the lines damaged by the crash supplied power to neighbouring residents, but not the airport.
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However, the line's disruption did cause issues for a nearby Nova Scotia Power substation, which feeds electricity to the airport.
Spurway said officials are still investigating why on-site backup generators failed and left much of the airport without lighting, electricity or internet-based phone services for more than an hour.