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Massive Fail - DEL Airport No Radar For 45min  
User currently offlineSandgroper From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6311 times:

In a massive fail the electricians at DEL accidentally unplugged the radar system causing radar screens to go blank with reboot taking 45 minutes to get restore:

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...rport/story-e6frfkui-1226574536925

Standby power taking over in seconds is not an option, you need a large UPS between the generator and the Radar and computer equipment to hold power while the Generator power stabilises in the event of a chaos like this.


Sandgroper
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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6214 times:

Read media reports with a pinch of salt....
The truth will be known post Inquiry.....The Standby system came on line as planned......



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSandgroper From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6100 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 1):
The Standby system came on line as planned......

Then why did the radar computer systems take 45 minutes to recover?



Sandgroper
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12513 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Somehow, I'm picturing an Indian version of "Johnny" from Airplane!

User currently offlineantonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 721 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6045 times:

well thats india for you
Its quite normanl to lose power at some time of the day
Ive spent a lot of time there and even in the best hotels the power goes out at least once a day


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

Quoting antonovman (Reply 4):
well thats india for you
Its quite normanl to lose power at some time of the day
Ive spent a lot of time there and even in the best hotels the power goes out at least once a day

That's a different matter.....power outages are an everyday affair, but the aiports are on a different grid altogether......they're not supposed to lose power like that.....as HAWK21M said above, wait for the true story to come out......


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

Does that mean the ILS also got knocked out?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5561 times:

This so called Insider / source said....wont work...Let the official statement come out post inquiry.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13248 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4051 times:
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Quoting kaitak (Reply 3):
Somehow, I'm picturing an Indian version of "Johnny" from Airplane!

  

Always good for a laugh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_rWja1Xiu8

So is that what happened at DEL?  

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

We may be lied to but we are told our radar screens will reboot in 6 seconds with our generators that take 45 seconds to fire= 51 seconds.

How can they have every Dell tech support person within minutes and it take that long to get a TV back on?



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User currently onlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 6):
Does that mean the ILS also got knocked out?

ILS does not use radar, so if it did get knocked out, it means the same guy accidentally kicked the plug on that too.


I'm confused as to how you accidentally unplug the radar system. That's like pushing a button labeled "self destruct" just to see what happens. Generators and a system reboot should take less than 1min. Anything longer and you might as well pull out the shrimp boats.


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1435 times:

They went classic (procedural) in the mean time ?!

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