Airport power outage

THE Mount Gambier Airport terminal was without power for around two hours today due to an undetermined fault.

Electricity at the terminal was cut off at 8.43am and restored by SA Power Networks maintenance crews at 11.30am.

Airport manager Ian Fritsch said the outage did not affect operations on the tarmac.

“We have a small backup generator for runway lights so it did not affect us too much,” he told The Border Watch.

“It was more annoying for Rex, the staff had to hand write tickets so it really slowed their process down.

“Part of our upgrade plans include replacing the generator with one large


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