March 7, 2019

Incident at 6436N / 06156W

A Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Pilatus PC-12/47E (HBFRR/PCH859) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) requested an immediate diversion to Nuuk, Greenland (BGGH) due to weather at CYFB. The aircraft was cleared as requested and continued without further incident. No impact on operations.

August 27, 2019

Incident at GANDER CENTRE / ACC DE GANDER (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

Flight estimate data for an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (TFISL/ICE622) on a flight from Newark Intl, NJ (KEWR) to Reykjavik/Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) was not provided on the flight as required to Reykjavik (BIRK). No other traffic affected and no impact to operations.

July 19, 2019

Incident at 20NM ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A foreign, privately registered Piper PA-24-260 from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) declared an emergency due to the vibration of the aircraft caused by a suspected cylinder issue. Aircraft landed without incident at 1838Z. Minimal impact to operations. Duplicate AOR-252523-V1 deleted.

July 15, 2019

Incident at 6106N / 03941W

An American, corporately registered Embraer EMB-505 (N168J) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) was observed on the automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) to be north of the cleared route and proceeding further north. Unable to contact aircraft via radio to correct. Reykjavik (RK) corrected the error on contact. No traffic. No impact on operations.

June 12, 2019

Incident at 6530N / 05811W

At approximately 1320Z, an uncorrelated target, an American corporately registered Cessna 560XL from Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), appeared to be at F400 and 60NM south of the expected position of flight. Pilot had reported to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) that the aircraft had global positioning system (GPS) problems and could only fly airways. Flight was cleared on a heading of 275 until it was able to fly direct CYFB. Aircraft continued on course without incident. No traffic.

Incident at NARSARSUAQ (BGBW)

An American corporately registered Cirrus SF50 (N116PB) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) was cleared on departure BGBW direct to 62N040W but was observed on the automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) on routing 6240N040W. The flight was confirmed off course and after passing 6240N040W was re cleared original routing. No traffic.

May 23, 2019

Incident at 6200N / 04000W

An American corporately registered Douglas DC3 (N45366) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) entered controlled airspace at F130 instead of F110 as cleared by Nuuk flight information centre (FIC). The aircraft was immediately re cleared to F110 due to traffic with an American corporately registered Douglas C-47A (N103NA) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) at F130.
Update TSB #A19A0030: N45366, a privately operated Douglas DC3 aircraft, was conducting an IFR oceanic crossing flight from Narsarsuaq (BGBW), Greenland to Reykjavík (BIRK), Iceland. N103NA, a privately operated Douglas C-47B aircraft, was also flying the same route. At approximate position N62°/W040°, N45366 entered controlled airspace at 13 000 feet, instead of 11 000 feet as cleared by air traffic services. In doing so, a loss of separation with N103NA occurred. The required separation is 30 minutes in trail, while the actual separation was 18 minutes.

April 27, 2019

Incident at 6200N / 04000W

A Globe Aero Piper PA46 (N70118) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) was cleared BGBW NA 62/40 63/30 EPENI ELDIS actually flew to 6240/40. No traffic and no impact to operations.

January 19, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: 6500N / 05400W

At 2336Z, a United Airlines Inc. Boeing 777-200 (N76010/UAL179) from Newark International, NJ (KEWR) to Hong Kong International, Hong Kong (VHHH), and in the vicinity of 65N054W, reported a medical emergency with the Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) air traffic control (ATC) and requested to return to KEWR. The flight was re-cleared as requested, but at 2359Z the flight requested with the Gander International, NL (CYQX) air traffic control (ATC) to divert to Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). The flight was re-cleared as requested. The aircraft landed at 0131Z. No traffic.

February 20, 2018

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Swiss registered Pilatus PC-12/47E (PCH75H) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) landed Runway 34 at 1352Z, with a reported ground visibility of 1/8 mile, runway visual range (RVR) 1400 feet.

December 7, 2018

Incident at 6211N / 03830W

A foreign registered Britten Norman BN 2 Islander (GBCEN) from Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) climbed from uncontrolled airspace to FL070 without clearance.

October 10, 2018

Incident at 6200N / 04000W

A foreign registered Cirrus SR22 (A6CTR) and a foreign registered Cirrus SR22 (A6CTP) on flights from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) entered controlled airspace at the same level, and not their cleared levels. Separation was re-established and the flights exited the Gander, NL (CZQX) oceanic control area (OCA) without further incident. Flights relayed that the altitude deviation was due to weather. Both flights were advised that a report would be filed.

May 29, 2018

Incident at 5630N / 05400W

An American, corporately registered Cessna 525B (N866ST) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) was observed on the radar descending from a cleared flight level of 45,000 (FL450) to a flight level of 43,000 (FL430). The aircraft was advised to climb immediately to a flight level of 45,000 (FL450), and the aircraft complied. The flight continued without further incident. No loss of separation.

January 2, 2018

Incident at 6300N / 03000W

Reykjavik advised that an American corporately registered Dassault Falcon 50 (N827CT) on a flight from Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) to Portsmouth, NH (KPSM) (ADSB) altitude readout differed from the aircraft's reported altitude. When the flight entered Gander automatic dependent surveillance ? broadcast (ADSB) coverage, the aircraft showed FL286, and reported at FL310. On entered Gander North Warning System (NWS) radar coverage, mode C showed FL310 as reported.

February 19, 2017

Incident at vicinity 60N045W

A German registered Embraer EMB-505 from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) was routing in part 58N050W 61N040W 63N030W but was observed via automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) to be proceeding north off course prior to 40W. When queried pilot advised there was a slight discrepancy in its route of flight. Flight was recleared to 61N040W but was then observed to be heading south of course to 60N040W. Flight was again recleared to 61N040W and proceeded over the point at 1643Z. No traffic.

October 17, 2017

Incident at 61n/40w

An American corporately registered Cessna 525B (N510CZ) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) time was out of conformance for 40W and the aircraft's estimate for 50W. The controller queried the aircraft and was told the aircraft was flying M068. The aircraft was shown to be cleared at M073. The aircraft informed Air Traffic Control (ATC), they never received a clearance speed from Reykjavik (RK). RK investigated and informed OCN SPVR that the Tower cleared the aircraft at M073. The aircraft was recleared at M068. No traffic.

June 20, 2017

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

A Sweden registered Cessna 560XL from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Keflavik, Iceland (BIRK) departed Goose Bay at 0652Z and reported issues with landing gear (unable to retract). The flight requested to return to Goose Bay, no assistance required, no emergency. At 0706Z, the aircraft executed a missed approach and the aircraft landed at 0721Z with no further incident.

May 25, 2017

Incident at 6100N / 04000W

When an American corporately registered Beech B35 (N8858A) on a flight from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) reported 61N40W it reported FL120. The aircraft's last clearance was FL100. The aircraft appeared to have climbed while in uncontrolled airspace over Greenland and failed to descend to its last cleared altitude prior to re-entering controlled airspace.

April 29, 2017

Incident at 62N038W

An American corporately registered Piper PA-32RT-300 (N32HF) on a VFR flight route from Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) at A040 ascended without an air traffic control (ATC) clearance to A105 at 62N038W at 1200Z. The aircraft advised it had flight planned the level change and was following the flight plan to ascend at 1200Z. The request to ascend was not in the flight plan. Nil Traffic. Flight was switched to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) at 1232Z.

April 3, 2017

Incident at OCEANIC

An American corporately registered Piper PA-46-600TP (N600RU) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) was cleared on track, and route reported to be flown was 62/40 63/30 RK. When the aircraft entered the Reykjavik area of responsibility, the flight appeared on radar well south (approximately 120NM) south of cleared route, apparently routing towards 61N030W. All position reporting was done correctly as per cleared route.

February 10, 2017

Incident at 100 NM W MELDI

At time 1653Z, an American corporately registered Gulfstream GIV-X (N445QS) from Bedford, MA (KBED) to Reykjavík, IS (BIRK) reported a warning indication in hydraulic system and requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX). The flight was cleared as requested and landed without incident at 1735Z.

September 22, 2016

Incident at 6122N3559W

At 1718Z, the Gander Ocean Controller received a conformance alert that the automatic dependent surveillance ? broadcast (ADS-B) data was showing that a Swiss corporately registered Cessna 680 (DCHIP) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) was off course. When the pilot was advised they corrected their course to 63N030W. No traffic in the area.

August 23, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: Vicinity 6330N 039W

An American corporately registered Cirrus SR22 (N224YU) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) appeared to be proceeding from BGBW to 64N030W instead of his cleared routing of 6330N039W. Aircraft was 52NM off course. No other traffic affected.

May 20, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: 60N50W

After passing 60/50, the automatic dependent surveillance ? broadcast (ADS-B) indicated the Socata TBM 700 (Series N) (PHJRN) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reyjavik, Iceland (BIRK) was off course. Air traffic control (ATC) queried the aircraft but the crew indicated that they were on course to 62/40. After being queried many times the crew realized they had made an error and were approaching 63/40.

March 15, 2016

Incident at 60NM E EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A Sunwest Aviation Boeing 737 800 (CNK800) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) reported a pressurization issue. CNK800 investigated the issue then continued on route to BIRK. No emergency declared. No impact to the operation.

December 10, 2016

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

An Air Berlin de Havilland DHC-8-402 (DABQT/BER400) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavík, Iceland (BIRK) departed CYYR at 1721Z, and at 1730Z advised that their landing gear would not retract and requested to return to CYYR. The flight landed without incident at 1739Z. No emergency was declared. No other traffic was affected.

March 15, 2016

Incident at Vicinity 61N040W

At 1615Z a corporately-registered American Cessna 208B (N71592) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) and approximately 50NM east of 61N040W requested to return to BGBW due to ice build up. Flight was re-cleared as requested. Landed at BGBW 1736Z.

July 8, 2015

Incident at 62N 042W

At 1429Z, an American corporately registered Lancair LC41-550FG (N209DW) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) reported passing 62N042W next 63N030W. Air Traffic Control (ATC) requested the pilot was routing 62N040W 63N030W which was confirmed at 1436Z. At 1448Z, the flight reported 6216N040W next 63N030W and at 1505Z reported 6224N03841W next 63N030W. The pilot advised of an auto pilot failure which put the aircraft in a right turn, auto pilot was reset but not before aircraft was off course.

June 10, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: 65N053W

A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (SKIER77) from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) to Schenectady, NY (KSCH) departed BGSF and entered Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) airspace at an uncoordinated flight level.

January 27, 2015

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Sweden registered Fokker F27 (SEMFJ) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Reykjavik (BIRK) received and read back the standard instrument departure (SID) IQALUIT TWO DEP. The aircraft was observed veering left while the SID advocates to climb the runway heading. No impact on operations.

January 15, 2015

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

A Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Pilatus PC-12 (PCH514), from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), elected to overshoot due to a gear problem. No declared emergency or equipment required. The aircraft landed safely at 1437Z. Impact: 2 aircrafts delayed by 5 minutes.

October 26, 2015

Incident at 6340N 05600W

At 0842Z, automatic dependent surveillance ? broadcast (ADS-B) positioning indication indicated a Flight Options Embraer E135 (N925FL/ OPT925) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) was off course. Contact was attempted several times and was unsuccessful. At 65N56W, the aircraft contacted Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) radio and was issued a clearance present position direct BGSF. No other traffic affected.

August 1, 2015

Incident at 62N/40W

At 1720Z, Air Traffic Control (ATC) received a position report from an Air Iceland Fokker F27 (FXI466) from Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) over 62/40 headed to 63/30. The aircraft flight planned and was cleared 62/40 - 63/35. Kangerlussuaq Flight Information Centre (SF FIC) confirmed the flight was cleared over 63/35. At 1734Z, the flight was recleared direct 63/35. No traffic. No impact to normal operations.

July 13, 2015

Incident at 62N040W

An American corporately registered Piper PA-39 (N4297A) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) progressed 62N040W at A100. Expected altitude was A060. Pilot believed the aircraft was in uncontrolled airspace and ascended without a clearance.

Incident at 62N040W

An American corporately registered Piper PA-30 (N7EY) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) reported position 62N040W at A100. Expected level was A070. Pilot believed the aircraft was in uncontrolled airspace and ascended without a clearance.

Incident at 58N045W

A United Kingdom privately registered Piper PA-39 from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to St John's, NL (CYYT) requested to divert to St Anthony, NL (CYAY) for fuel. Flight was recleared as requested. Landed 1826Z.

June 25, 2015

Incident at N63/W060

The flight plan for a Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Pilatus PC-12 (HBFRR/ PCH54G) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) indicated reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certified. Flight was cleared at FL290. At 1001Z, flight was asked at what time able FL310. At 1008Z, flight replied unable because non-RVSM certified. Traffic prohibited descending to non-RVSM airspace. No traffic.

May 22, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: 62N040W

UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0031: The corporately-owned Beech Jet 400A (registration N400XT) aeroplane departed Reykjavik (BIRK) for Goose Bay (CYYR). The departing controller held the aircraft at a lower altitude for higher traffic and a higher fuel burn ensued for a longer than expected time. As the crew passed 62N040W they decided to divert to Narsarsuaq (BGBW) for additional fuel due to this unforeseen circumstance. The flight proceeded as normally scheduled after this stop.
At 1630Z, in the vicinity of 62N040W, an American corporately registered Raytheon Aircraft Company 400A (N400XT) from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) requested to divert to Narsarsuaq, Greenland (BGBW) due to fuel shortage. The aircraft was established on a line to provide appropriate separation and cleared to descend out of controlled airspace. The aircraft landed at 1712Z.

December 29, 2014

Incident at N695956/W593317

An Air Canada Boeing 767 300 (ACA850) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to London/ Heathrow (EGLL) declared emergency in Reykjavik (BIRK) airspace and requested to divert to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) due to smell in cockpit.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14O0243: The Air Canada Boeing 767-300 aircraft (AC850, C-GLCA) was enroute when the crew received a "NO LAND 3" autoland indication followed by the loss of the first officer's flight director and an acrid odour. The crew attempted to isolate the odour but were unsuccessful, although over a short period of time the odour intensity diminished. A PAN PAN was declared with ATC and the aircraft diverted to Toronto (CYYZ) for maintenance investigation. The right Flight Control Computer (FCC) IAW AMM 22-11-01 PB 401 was replaced.

September 22, 2014

Incident at 200 NM east of Reykjavik, Iceland

TSB Report#A14F0120: A Summit Air Avro RJ85 (C-FLRJ) on a flight from London Southend Airport (EGMC) to Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) at approximately 200 NM from destination the crew noticed a drop in oil pressure from #1 engine (AVCO Lycoming ALF-502R-5). Checklist procedures were completed and the aircraft continued to destination, landing with the remaining 3 engines without further incident. Subsequently, the operator reports that a starter generator seal leak was repaired and the aircraft returned to service.

September 18, 2014

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

While a Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Pilatus PC-12 (PCH495), from Reykjavik, Iceland (BIRK) to Iqaluit, NU (CYFB), was on a straight-in approach for Runway 34, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (FLC88), from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Thule Air Base/Pituffik, Greenland (BGTL), took off from Runway 16 in the opposite direction to PCH495. Radar separation was reduced to 3.8NM and 500 ft where 5NM or 1,000 ft is required. Impact to operations: PCH495 was instructed to climb and take evasive action by turning 360 degrees.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14Q0139: A Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG Pilatus PC-12-47 (HB-FSQ), flight PCH495, was on a direct approach to CYFB Iqaluit, NU, runway 34 arriving from Reykjavik, Iceland while a Canadair (Bombardier) CL60, flight FLC88, operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, had just taken off in the opposite direction. Radar indicated a separation of 3.8 nm horizontal and 500 feet vertical, where 5nm and 1,000 feet is required. Flight PCH495 was instructed to climb and turn 360 for avoidance.

November 14, 2014

Incident at E HOIST intersection

UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#13706: BBA01 reported a fuel imbalance.
At 1237Z, a Bombardier Inc de Havilland DHC 8 401 (BBA01) from Goose Bay, NL (CYYR) to Reykjavik (BIRK) declared an emergency due a fuel imbalance and requested to return to CYYR. Flight was recleared to CYYR. No traffic. Landed 1336Z.
UPDATE: JRCC Halifax Report#[H2014-01159]: (580000N 0500000W - North Atlantic). Gander area control centre (ACC) reported that Bombardier 01, a Dash 8 departed from Goose Bay had declared an airborne emergency due to a fuel imbalance and was returning to Goose Bay. Gander ACC later reported that aircraft landed safely in Goose Bay.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0095: The Bombardier DHC-8-400 was on a flight from Goose Bay, NL to Reykjavik, Iceland. During cruise, the crew made a PAN call due to a fuel imbalance indication and requested to return to Goose Bay. The flight returned without further incident. Maintenance found a poor contact between the wiring and the terminal of a fuel probe. After repair, the aircraft returned to service.

October 9, 2014

Incident at N60/W040

An American corporately registered Cessna 525C (N4751) from Reykjavik (BIRK) to Gander, NL (CYQX) at 1031Z while updating an estimate for 40W, the pilot indicated that after 50W they would fly to ALLRY as opposed to TUDEP on their flight plan route. Air traffic control (ATC) intervened and at 1039Z the aircraft was restored to flight plan route. No traffic.

April 28, 2014

Incident at Oceanic Airspace

Westbound a Colombian registered British Aerospace Jetstream 3201 from Reykjavik (BIRK) to Narsarsuaq (BGBW) routing 63N030W 62N040W direct NA direct BGBW. The aircraft descended from FL220 to below controlled airspace in the vicinity of BGBW without receiving oceanic clearance from Gander.

December 3, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: Narsarwauq (BGBW) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Air Greenland de Havilland DHC 8 201 (OYGRH/ GRL427) departed Kangerlussuaq (BGSF) landing in Narsarsuaq (BGBW). CPL received from BIRK FL230 which is above the BGSF FIC. The flight requested descent into BGBW and clearance was issued without coordinating with BGSF. SF called when the aircraft checked in on their frequency advising they had not received estimate. There was no traffic.

May 13, 2012

Incident at 120NM north of Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Icelandair EHF Boeing 757-200 series aircraft (operating as flight ICE670) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Denver International Airport, CO (U.S.A.) (KDEN) to Reykjavík Airport (Iceland) (BIRK). NAV CANADA staff at Winnipeg ACC reported that ICE670 was flight planned KDEN to BIKF on a route of YQT direct YMO J481 YKL as the flight planned route. The controller noticed that the aircraft was 30 miles off course and queried the flight crew as to the flight planned route. The flight crew read back YQT J533 YAT GW as the flight planned route. The aircraft was re-cleared YQT J533 YAT GW as the flight planned route. No other aircraft were in the vicinity. Ops. impact -- none.

August 16, 2012

Incident at Over Goose Bay (CYYR)

UPDATE FAA: The aircraft, baggage and passengers were screened in Keflavík with negative results. The aircraft has since continued on to its final destination.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that AFL103, Airbus A330-300, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Moscow (UUEE), received a threat of explosive materials on board the aircraft. The flight crew, after initially reporting their intention to continue to their destination and after entering Reykjavík (BIRK) airspace, reported that it was diverting to Keflavík (BIKF) for landing. The aircraft landed safely and the crew and passengers deplaned.

August 3, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of 61N 40W

G-WAIN Cessna 550, enroute from Reykjavík (BIRK) to Goose Bay (CYYR), reported 40W and estimated later than expected for 58N 50W. The Gander Area Control Centre (ACC) requested confirmation of the estimate for 50W and the current speed. G-WAIN slowed to M.63 from M.67 as coordinated by the Reykjavik ACC. The flight crew claimed to have received a clearance for M.63 but Reykjavik reported that they assigned M.67 only. The aircraft was re-cleared by Gander to M.63. There was no traffic.

May 30, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of 61 North 040 West

N371AG, a Mooney M20P enroute from Reykjavik (BIRK) to Goose Bay (CYYR) entered oceanic airspace without a High Frequency ( HF) radio after being advised that an HF radio was a requirement.

May 1, 2012

Incident at 62 00 North 040 00 West

The PA-30 Twin Comanche enroute from Narsarsuaq (BGBW) to Reykjavik (BIRK) was issued clearance out of BGBW to BIRK at Flight Level (FL) 100. The aircraft progressed to the first waypoint 62 North 040 West at FL130.

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