May 2, 2019

Incident at 50NM BAIE-COMEAU QC VOR/DME (YBC)

A United States Air Force Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (RCH699) from the air base at Spangdahlem, Germany (ETAD) to Dover, DE (KDOV) was flying without a radio (NORDO). Frequency searches did not provide any information (133.350 and 126.325 at CZQM, or 121.500). Contact was established via USAF relays from RCH422 after 28 minutes of NORDO. No impact on operations.

August 30, 2017

Incident at 42NM NW WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A17W0135: A USAF KC135R, operating from Eielson AFB, Fairbanks, AK (PAEI) to McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS (KIAB) was at FL350 in the vicinity of Whitehorse, YT. Upon encountering turbulence, the aircraft climbed without clearance to FL360. A loss of separation occurred with an opposite direction United Airlines B747-400, N105UA, that was operating as flight UAL888 from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Beijing, China (ZBAA); UAL888 was at FL360. Separation was regained when ATS cleared the KC135R to FL370.
A United States Air Force Boeing KC135R (ADVCE29) from Eielson AFB, Fairbanks, AK (PAEI) to McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS (KIAB) initiated a climb without clearance from FL350 to FL360 due to turbulence, and lost separation with a United Airlines B747-400 (N105UA/ UAL888) From San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Beijing, China (ZBAA). The Controller cleared the aircraft to FL370. No impact on operations.

July 1, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: MOATT INTERSECTION

UPDATE: Aviation Incident Report#13965: A United States Air Force (USAF) SKIER71 aircraft reported a fuel leak. The aircraft landed at 1315Z and was secured at 1332Z.
At 1311Z, in the vicinity of MOATT, a United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (SKIER71) from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (BGSF) to Schenectady, NY (KSCH) declared emergency due to fuel leak and requested direct to Goose Bay, NL (CYYR). Clearance was issued and aircraft landed at 1416Z with no further incident.

March 30, 2013

Incident at near EMSOW (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

A United States Air Force Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III (THUG11) from PAED to KWRI was a flight of two C17's that entered Edmonton Airspace at F350 without prior verbal coordination by Anchorage ACC as dictated by inter-unit procedures. A China Airlines Boeing 747 400 (CAL5321) from KJFK to PANC was transiting Edmonton airspace on an IFR flight at F360. Flight plan information sent by Anchorage indicated a single flight so RVSM separation was being provided. When THUG11 reported in via radio as a "flight" and it was ascertained that there were 2 aircraft the Edmonton controller immediately instructed THUG11 to descend to F330. Separation between THUG11 and CAL5321 was reduced to 1000' and 8 minutes where 10 minutes is the standard. No other impact to operations.
Update TSB A13W0039: The formation of two United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing C17 Globemaster II, were operating as flight THUG11 from Elmendorf Air force Base, AK (PAED) to McGuire Field, Lakehurst, NJ (KWRI). THUG11 entered the Edmonton FIR at FL350 without prior verbal coordination between Anchorage and Edmonton Area Control Centres (ACC) . The flight plan information sent by Anchorage did not indicate that THUG11 was a formation. The China Airlines Boeing 747-400 was operating as flight CAL5321 from New York, NY (KJFK) to Anchorage, AK (PANC). CAL 5321 was level at FL360 when THUG11 checked in with Edmonton ACC as a formation of two aircraft. The controller immediately cleared THUG11 to descend to FL330 as formation flights do not meet RVSM separation requirements. Separation eroded to 1000' and 8 minutes when 10 minutes is required.

August 27, 2012

Incident at 4859N/7107W, approx. 40NM au nord de Bagotville (CYBG)

A United States Department of Defense Globemaster C-17, flight number RCH802, was on an IFR flight from Fort Campbell (KHOP) to Ramstein (ETAR). At 2016Z, approximately 40 NM north of Bagotville (YBG), the crew declared a medical emergency on account of a crew member. The crew requested a diversion to Bangor (KBGR). No assistance was requested.
Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report #A12Q0149: The C17 operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) as flight number RCH802 was en route from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to Ramstein, Germany, when the crew declared an emergency due to the medical condition of a crew member. The crew requested a diversion to Bangor, Maine, where it landed without incident.

March 12, 2012

Incident at 90 East of Ukiah, CA (Conflict - loss of separation)

The FAA reports: A United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing C17 operating as COVRT66, IFR origin and destination unknown failed to maintain two-way communication with air traffic control (ATC) and descended 500 feet below their assigned altitude, conflicting with a Canadian, privately registered Pilatus PC12 operating at flight level 250 (FL250), IFR origin and destination unknown. The aircraft came within 100 feet vertically and 2.97 miles laterally.

November 8, 2012

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

RCH 133, a USAF KC-10, was over Fort McMurray at FL 280 when the crew reported losing an engine and declared an emergency. The aircraft continued to CFB Cold Lake and landed safely at 2115 UTC.

August 6, 2012

Incident at OMSUN (ATS operating irregularity)

AKELA 61 and AKELA 62 were two USAF B-2 aircraft on an IFR formation flight in a block altitude FL 380 blocking FL 390 en route from Whiteman AFB to Eielson AFB. AAL 154 was an IFR B777 at FL 370 en route from Narita to Chicago. The KD controller was applying an RVSM separation standard of 1,000 feet vertical between the flights when the non-RVSM separation standard of 2,000 feet vertical is required.

July 26, 2012

Incident at EPMAN (ATS operating irregularity)

DRAGN 31, a USAF Lockheed U-2, was EGVA ... 6530N/35W EPMAN BERAK ... KBAB at FL 600 and encroached upon airspace to be protected with Gander FIR without prior co-ordination between Edmonton and Gander. There was no loss of separation.

October 17, 2011

Incident at COMOX BC (CYQQ) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATM - other)

A11P0152: The Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight PCO705, a Short SD3 60 (SH36), C-GPCF, departed Comox (CYQQ) Runway 36 on an IFR flight to Vancouver (CYVR). Prior to the C-GPCF departure, the Tower departed a USAF P3 maritime patrol aircraft for VFR circuits off runway 12. The P3 was advised of the SH36 departure and was told to stay on the runway heading. The SH36 pilot entered cloud and began a turn on course through 1,100 feet when he noticed a target on TCAS (traffic alert and collision avoidance system). The target continued to close and the TCAS issued a RA (resolution advisory) to climb. With the target at 1/2 mile and closing rapidly at the same altitude, the SH36 pilot increased power to emergency transient and increased the rate of climb as much as possible until clear of conflict. The pilots of the SH36 could not see the P3 as they were in cloud during the incident and were not able to determine how close they passed. The encounter was reported to Comox Tower by the SH36 pilots.

July 9, 2011

Incident at Vicinity of TOU VOR (ATS operating irregularity)

A USAF Mcdonnell Douglas C17 operating Flight RCH8191 enroute IFR Colorado Springs (KCOS) to Elmendorf (PAED), checked in with Vancouver High I sector at 2350z. At 2355z aircraft was observed by ATC to be east of flight planned route. When queried about their present routing the pilot advised they were on J523 TOU J523 YZT and after checking advised they were on the incorrect flight plan route which was filed as J523 TOU J501 YAZ. Aircraft was issued an amended clearance and proceeded to destination without further incident. There were no aircraft affected by this and no operational impact.

July 21, 2011

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

DEMO 51 and DEMO 52, two USAF Fairchild A-10s, arrived at Lethbridge after a cross border flight from Boise, ID without an active flight plan.

July 5, 2011

Incident at EDMONTON CITY CENTRE / BLATCHFORD AB (CYXD)

ICER 12, a USAF B-52, was operating under an ALTRV APVL (altitude reservation) that called for it to proceed 5332N 11322W direct GONUK. Rather than complying with the ALTRV APVL, the aircraft veered to the northeast. The Edmonton Centre controller intervened immediately and instructed the crew to do a 360 turn to the right and to return towards GONUK. There was no loss of separation.

May 18, 2011

Incident at BURWASH YT (CYDB) (ATS operating irregularity)

THUG 33, a USAF C-17, was en route from Elmendorf Air Force Base to Nellis Air Force Base and transiting through Edmonton ACC airspace. Flight data information was received from Anchorage Center which indicated that THUG 33 was flying PAED//GKN J511 DB RIW OCS // KLSV. At 1454z, THUG 33 was cleared from FL 330 to FL 340. At 1458z THUG 33 reported DB (Burwash) at FL 340. The Edmonton ACC Controller failed to obtain a full position report. At 1520z the Anchorage controller indicated a target 95 west of SSR at FL 340. Further investigation indicated that THUG 33 was flying a route PAED// GKN J511 DB J502 SSR OCS. The incorrect route information had been transmitted to Edmonton from Anchorage and safety was not assured.

April 11, 2011

Incident at WAINWRIGHT AB (CYWV)

THNR 21, a USAF B-1 was operating at FL 210 in the Wainwright area and the aircraft did not remain within the protected ALTRV (reserved airspace) on two occasions, at 1620z and a second time at 1656z. The aircraft infringed on the protected airspace of two different airways. No other aircraft were involved.

October 23, 2010

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

BOXER 40, a USAF C-40 (Boeing 737 BBJ) declared a medical emergency and diverted to Edmonton.

June 29, 2010

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A USAF KC-135R was en route from Spokane to the UK and south of Edmonton when the crew declared an emergency and shut down the number 1 engine. They returned to KSKA without assistance.

June 8, 2010

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A flight of two USAF F-16s was en route to Fairbanks, AK when one of the aircraft in formation declared an emergency due to engine problems and they both departed the ALTRV and diverted to Whitehorse. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed at YXY at 2318z.

Incident at FORT MCMURRAY AB (CYMM)

RCH 7483, a USAF KC-135R, was en route from Spokane to England and near Fort McMurray when the crew returned to KSKA due to navigation issues which made the aircraft no longer RVSM capable.

June 7, 2010

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY)

A group of 4 USAF F-!6 fighters, was en route from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina to Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks, Alaska when they advised the Whitehorse Sector controller that two of the F-16's were unable to make destination due to low fuel and requested direct to Juneau. After co-ordinating with Anchorage Centre, the aircraft were given a clearance to Juneau. Several minutes later the YXY controller was advised that the aricraft were now heading to Whitehorse without clearance. They were subsequently issued a clearance to CYXY, where the 2 aircraft landed safely at 2105z.

May 28, 2010

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

MOTOWN 2, a USAF KC-135R tanker, was en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base and approximately 100 NM north of Winnipeg when the crew declared an emergency with one engine shut down. They initially intended to divert to Grand Forks Air Force Base and then selected Minot, but turned back to Winnipeg due to thunderstorms. ERS was on standby as the aircraft landed safely at 1815z.

March 23, 2010

Incident at Vicinity CANIG

RCH 9515, a USAF KC-135R, was en route from Fairchild AFB in Spokane to Mildenhall, England and in Edmonton ACC airspace when the crew reported the loss of their navigation systems and requested to return to Spokane via radar vectors. RVSM certification was also lost as a result of the navigational difficulties and non RVSM standards were applied at FL 360.

March 10, 2010

Incident at FORT SIMPSON NT (CYFS)

YANKY 78, a USAF C-130 Hercules, was en route from Elmendorf Air Force Base to Stewart International Airport in New York and had flight planned a route PAED ORT YFS YSM YSF YYL YTH // KSWF. YANKY 78 was observed on radar north of the routing being protected by Edmonton ACC. Anchorage Center confirmed that the aircraft had been given a routing PAED ORT YFS KSWF without an amended routing being provided to Edmonton ACC.

December 18, 2009

Incident at GRANDE PRAIRIE AB (CYQU)

RCH 9167, a USAF C-17, was en route from Elmendorf Air Force Base to Manhattan, KS and near Grande Prairie when the reported an autopilot failure, resulting in a loss of RVSM capability. The flight diverted to McChord Air Force Base in Washington.

December 7, 2009

Incident at URANIUM CITY SK (CYBE)

RCH 8103, a USAF KC-135 tanker, was en route from England to Spokane when the crew requested descent from FL 400 to FL 280 due to a pressurization problem. The situation was stabilized and the aircraft levelled at FL 300 and continued to destination without assistance.

September 21, 2009

Incident at NADMA

RCH 641, a USAF KC-135R, was en route from Mildenhall, England to Spokane, Washington and the aircraft entered the Edmonton ACC FIR at FL 360 with the number 1 engine shut down. The crew had previously declared an emergency in the BIRK FIR, but it was cancelled prior to entering the CZEG area. The flight continued to destination without assistance.

April 26, 2009

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

CHENA 82, a USAF C-135 was en route from Eielson AFB in Alaska to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma when the crew advised Edmonton Centre that they needed to divert to Calgary for a medical emergency.

April 6, 2009

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

RAID 90, a USAF KC-135 tanker with 9 people on board, was en route from Grand Forks Air Force Base to Eielson Air Force Base and near Watson Lake, YT when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and requested a diversion to Edmonton. About 30 minutes later at 1654z RAID 90 declared an emergency as the smoke would not clear from the cockpit. The crew advised the situation was stable, however services would be required for arrival. The aircraft landed without further incident at 1744z.

March 24, 2009

Incident at 6249N/10755W

Edmonton Centre reported that RCH 8103, a USAF KC-135 tanker, was en route from Mildenhall, England to Fairchild AFB in Spokane when the aircraft's transponder failed. The flight proceeded to destination.

February 27, 2009

Incident at CLYDE RIVER NU (CYCY)

RCH 7310, a USAF C-130 Hercules, was en route from Thule Air Base to Iqaluit at FL 280. The crew checked in with the Edmonton ACC Controller level at FL 270. When queried, the crew indicated they had descended as per their flight plan and without clearance. The Controller cleared RCH 7310 to FL 280. Safety was not assured by the unauthorized descent.

January 7, 2009

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

RCH 3888, a KC-135 tanker operated by the USAF, was en route from Mildenhall in UK to Fairchild AFB in Spokane when the crew advised Edmonton ACC that the aircraft sustained a broken windshield and requested descent to FL 240. No emergency or assistance required and the flight continued to destination.

January 8, 2008

Incident at Environ 35 NM au sud-est du VOR de Beauce (VLV)

ETHYL51, a Boeing Stratotanker C-135R operated by USAF Air Mobility Operations Control Center, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from and to Niagara Falls (KIAG). Approximately 35 NM southeast of the Beauce (VLV) VHF ominidirectional range (VOR), the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and asked to return to Niagara Falls. No emergency was declared. No impact on ATC operations. **** *** **** ETHYL51, un Boeing Stratotanker C-135R, exploité par USAF Air Mobility Operations Control Center, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis et à destination de Niagara Falls (KIAG). À environ 35 milles nautiques au sud-est du radiophare omnidirectionnel VHF (VOR) de Beauce (VLV), l'équipage a rapporté un problème de pressurisation avec l'appareil et demandé à retourner à Niagara Falls. Aucune urgence n'a été déclarée. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

July 25, 2008

Incident at LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL)

A USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II departed Lethbridge and shortly after takeoff, the pilot advised the aircraft had a gear retraction problem. The pilot requested ERS response and the aircraft landed without incident at 2018z.

May 31, 2008

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

RCH 9470, a USAF KC-135R tanker, was en route from Spokane to Mildenhall in the UK and when abeam Calgary, the crew advised that because of equipment difficulties they were unable RVSM. The aircraft also experienced communications difficulties. The aircraft continued to destination at FL 270.

May 7, 2007

Incident at 50NM à l'est du VOR de Schefferville

ETHYL27, a Boeing Stratotanker C-135FR operated by USAF Air Mobility Operations Control Center, was IFR from and to Portsmouth/Pease, NH (KPSM). The pilot had been authorized for FL 280, via the Cartier sector of Montreal ACC, 50 nm east of the Schefferville (YKL) VOR. The aircraft was observed climbing to FL285 by Gander control centre. The pilot did not abort the climb as requested. The pilot again received the instruction from Montreal ACC, Cartier sector, to maintain FL280. * * * * * * * ETHYL27, un Boeing Stratotanker C-135FR, exploité par USAF Air Mobility Operations Control Center effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis et à destination de Portsmouth/Pease, NH (KPSM). Le pilote avait été autorisé au niveau de vol 280, via le secteur Cartier du centre de contrôle de Montréal, 50 milles nautiques à l'est du VOR de Schefferville (YKL). L'appareil a été observé en montée jusqu'au niveau de vol 285 par le centre de contrôle de Gander. Le pilote n'a pas interrompu la montée tel que demandé. Le pilote reçu de nouveau l'instruction du centre de contrôle de Montréal, secteur Cartier, de maintenir le niveau de vol 280.

August 7, 2007

Incident at THE PAS MB (CYQD)

BOLT 05, a USAF KC-135R tanker, was proceeding southbound from Eielson AFB to Grand Forks AFB at FL 270. In the vicinity of The Pas, the crew declared an emergency at 2245z indicating the aircraft was experiencing a hydraulic problem. BOLT 05 requested and was approved to dump fuel on a south-southwest heading which was accomplished from 2300z until 2311z. The crew elected to continue to destination and crossed the border into MSP airspace at 2349z.

April 2, 2007

Incident at 140W W of Whitehorse (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada will conduct a Level 1 Operational Safety Investigation (OSI) concerning this event.
RCH 7038, a USAF C-5 Galaxy, was flight planned at FL 350 from Elmendorf AFB via YESKA YXY J515 YYE flight plan route to destination Westover, MA. An estimate was received with the aircraft at FL 330. The Edmonton ACC Controller inputted and posted the aircraft at the flight planned altitude of FL 350 instead of the cleared altitude of FL 330. The error was realized when the aircraft reported on frequency at FL 330 as it crossed 140W. A loss of separation did not occur.

November 6, 2006

Incident at INUVIK / MIKE ZUBKO NT (CYEV)

The crew of a USAF C-130 declared an emergency after losing 1 engine. The aircraft diverted to Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks. The aircraft left Canadian airspace at 1047z, ETA for destination 1132z.

April 19, 2006

Incident at WHITEHORSE/ ERIK NIELSEN INTL (CYXY) (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE ANS and Airspace reported that Nav Canada will conduct a Level 2 Operational Safety Investigation (OSI) concerning this occurrence.
PETRO 81, a USAF KC-10 tanker and FEUD 31, an F-16 fighter, were both en route from air force bases in the lower 48 states to bases in Alaska and the aircraft were provided with a block of airspace for refuelling purposes over western Canada. The ALTRV for the two aircraft was: FL 260 B 280 from Williston, ND to Medicine Hat to Calgary to Grande Prairie to LEPET intersection to Fort Nelson to Watson Lake to Whitehorse (YXY) with final destinations of Anchorage anf Fairbanks. At 1855z, a loss of separation occurred when the aircraft reached the end of their ALTRV at YXY. The Edmonton ACC Controller did not ensure that the appropriate separation was established (time or vertical) by YXY for the remainder of the flight. Separation was not established within the Edmonton Controller's area of jurisdiction,and the Controller also failed to pass the revised altitude of FL 290 for PETRO 81 to the adjacent sector.

January 29, 2005

Incident at 20NM au sud est de Bauce (VLV)

The pilot of US Government Hercules OCEAN55 declared an emergency and asked to be rerouted directly to Jacksonville (KLRF).

September 24, 2005

Incident at Gander Oceanic (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

RCH935, C141, enroute from Mildenhall (EGUN) to Bangor (KBGR) and C130, CFC4461 enroute from Glasgow (EGPK) to Trenton (CYTR). Gander low level domestic cleared westbound CFC4461 from 26,000 ft. to 28,000 ft., a flight level occupied by westbound RCH935. Aircraft were both in Oceanic airspace. Required separation 120 nm. Aircraft had approximately 50 nm increasing at time clearance was issued. TSB Case Closed.
TSB Update: A05A0130: At 16:30Z Gander low-level domestic cleared westbound CFC4461, a Canadian military C130, from 26,000 ft. up to 28,000 ft. This flight level was occupied by westbound RCH935, a USAF C141. The controller recognized the conflict, and issued an instruction to stop the climb when the C130 was at 27,000 ft. Both aircraft were in Oceanic airspace, and the required separation was 120nm. The aircraft had approximately 50nm separation, increasing, at the time the clearance was issued. Nav Canada is conducting an Operational Safety Investigation.

July 9, 2004

Incident at 10NM NE Massena

BE20, operated under the call sign RAIL15, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight between Wheeler-Sack AAF (KGTB) and Goose Bay (CYYR). In cruise flight at FL270, the pilot requested to return to the departure airport due to an unspecified problem. The pilot did not declare an emergency or request priority.

January 20, 2004

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

RCH397, un C-5 (Galaxie) de l`armée américaine effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux intruments (IFR) entre Moron AB (LEMO) et Fairfield/Travis AFB (KSUU). À 50 milles nautiques au nord de Mirabel (CYMX) le pilote a rapporté avoir un perte de moteur et a demandé à être réacheminé vers Dover AFB (KDOV). US Army C-5 (Galaxy) RCH397 was flying under instrument flight rules (IFR) from Moron AB (LEMO) to Fairfield/Travis AFB (KSUU). 50 nautical miles north of Mirabel (CYMX), the pilot reported that he had lost an engine and requested to be rerouted to Dover AFB (KDOV).

September 22, 2004

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

SWIFT 59, a USAF Lear 35, was inbound to Iqaluit from Goose Bay and the crew's initial call to FSS was at 1302Z at 6 miles final with an ETA one minute later at 1303Z. Two other flights were slightly delayed during this occurrence.

September 21, 2004

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

RCH 0333, a USAF KC-135R, was en route from Fairchild AFB in Washington to Mildenhall in England when the crew advised Winnipeg ACC that they were returning to Fairchild due to an unspecified equipment concern. No assistance was required.

September 6, 2004

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

RCH 264, a USAF Lear 35, was inbound to Iqaluit from St. John's and the crew's initial call on the airport Mandatory Frequency was made at 1533Z, when the a/c was at the final fix TIBEG, 6 DME final for Runway 35. RCH 264 landed at 1534Z.

June 9, 2004

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

The crew of RCH 6021, a USAF Lockheed Galaxy, rejected their takeoff on Runway 31 at Winnipeg for an unspecified reason. A few minutes later, the crew indicated they were ready to try departure again. RCH 6021 departed at 2315Z. Two flights were inconvenienced; PAG 951M, a SW4 on a medical evacuation flight from Cross Lake, on final on Runway 31 went around and landed on Runway 07 with minimal delay. WJA 723 a B737 from Toronto also on final at 12 miles was climbed and commenced a hold. After a delay of approximately 10 minutes WJA 723 landed at 2322Z.

November 11, 2004

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

DAWG55, USAF C130, departed runway 29 St-John's and at 8 miles west of the field requested to return to the airport due to engine problems. At position 7 miles southwest of the field on base leg for runway 29 , pilot declared an emergency and advised he was shutting down # 1 engine. Aircraft landed safely at 1413Z. Nil TSB

May 20, 2004

Incident at Gander Oceanic (Fuel - starvation)

A USAF C17 enroute from Alexandria airport to Frankfurt declared a mechanical emergency due to fuel tank pressure problems. Pilot requested lower and recleared to Flight level 290 . The aircraft continued on to destination. Nil TSB.

April 8, 2004

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

A USAF Airbus enroute from Roma/Fiumicino to Philadelpha diverted to Gander due to a medical emergency comprised of a 65 year old male with a suspected heart problem . The aircraft landed at 1605 Z . Nil TSB .

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