July 19, 2020

Incident at 20NM TRENTON ON NDB (YTR)

Shortly after departure, the pilot of an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300 (ROU2384) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) declared a PAN PAN due to a flap issue and requested a return to CYYZ. The aircraft landed on Runway 23 without further incident (WOFI) at 0136Z.
Update: TSB Report #A20O0070: Air Canada Rouge flight ROU2384, a Boeing 767-300 (C-FIYA) aircraft, departed Toronto LBPIA, ON (CYYZ) and was heading to Shannon, Ireland (EINN). Shortly after departure, during flap retraction, the flight crew received a Flap/Slat asymmetry warning. The flight crew actioned the Emergency Checklist (QRH), declared a PAN PAN and returned to CYYZ. The aircraft landed without further incident.

April 2, 2020

Incident at 5000N / 03000W

After passing 30W, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 747-700 (TCACR/THY6319) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Chicago/OHare, IL (KORD) was asked to confirm next position after 40W. Air Traffic Control (ATC) advised flight of incorrect position. ATC cleared the flight to correct position after 40W. The flight read back the clearance correctly. The aircraft was notified again that their Flight Management System (FMS) showed them going off course. ATC advised flight repeatedly. Aircraft deviated up to 30NM off course. No other traffic was affected.

October 28, 2019

Incident at 10NM N ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE QC (CYGR)

An Omni Air International LLC Boeing 737 300 (OAE505) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Bangor, ME (KBGR) reported an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) 10NM north of Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (CYGR). The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton that advised reports for that area were no longer required. No impact to operations.

Incident at 4745N / 06132W

A Western Global Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (WGN2101) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Columbus, OH (KLCK) reported a strong Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) for 3 minutes. This was also reported by several other aircraft between 1744Z and 1815Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.

September 6, 2019

Incident at 180.00 Nautical miles NNW From LERS - Reus - Reus, Catalonia,

TSB Report #A19F0267: C-GLRN, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines Inc., was conducting flight TOM1574, from Shannon Intl (EINN), Ireland to Reus (LERS), Spain with 6 crew members and 170 passengers on board. The flight crew was cleared to begin their descent into LERS, from FL390 to FL370. During the descent through FL375 a TCAS TA followed by a TCAS RA to level off was received. The crew complied with the instruction and advised air traffic control. The flight was then cleared to continue their descent, and the flight continued uneventfully.

February 6, 2019

Incident at NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

TSB Report #A19A0008: G-TCCF, an Airbus 330-200 aircraft operated by Thomas Cook Airlines, was conducting Condor Airlines flight CFG116 from Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (EDDF), Germany to Cancún Intl (MMUN), Mexico. During cruise flight, liquid was inadvertently spilled onto the number 1 Audio Control Panel (ACP), causing all lights on the unit to illuminate. Initially, the number 1 ACP, then the number 2 ACP became hot, and began to emit a burnt electrical odour. At approximate position 56°03N/031°11W, smoke started to come out from the number 1 ACP. The flight crew donned their oxygen masks, initiated a diversion to Shannon Intl (EINN), Ireland, and sent a MAYDAY message using ACARS. The flight crew jettisoned fuel in order to achieve maximum landing weight, and the aircraft landed at EINN without further incident. 1 passenger and 4 crew members were attended to by paramedics and sent to local medical facilities for a precautionary assessment before being released.

Incident at 5603N / 03111W

At 1724Z, a Condor Flugdienst GMBH Airbus A330-243 (G-TCCF/CFG116) from Frankfurt Airport, Germany (EDDF) to Cancun intl, Mexico (MMUN) declared an emergency (MAYDAY) due to smoke in cockpit. The aircraft reported to be at FL365 and turned direct Shannon Airport, Ireland (EINN).

October 2, 2019

Incident at 5826N / 03630W

At 0529Z, a westbound United States Department of Defence U.S. Transportation Command Boeing 767-33A (N351AX/CMB525) on a flight from Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany (EDFH) to Hurlburt Field, FL (KHRT) in the vicinity of 58N035W requested to divert to Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN) due to a mechanical issue. Flight was re-cleared as requested. Exited the Gander (CZQX) oceanic control area (OCA) at 0609Z.

October 19, 2018

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

TSB #A18O0146: C-FMWP, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada rouge, was conducting flight ROU2363 from Shannon Intl (EINN), Ireland to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON. When the flight crew selected Flaps 15 during the approach to Runway 23 at CYYZ, they received a TE FLAP DISAGREE EICAS message. The approach was discontinued, and the flight crew executed QRH procedures. The fault did not clear and, consequently, a PAN PAN was declared. The aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF standing by. The operator’s maintenance determined the #1 RVDT was out of limits and subsequently proceeded to replace it. An operational check of the system revealed no further faults, and the aircraft was returned to service.

August 29, 2018

Incident at Shannon

TSB #A18F0208: C-GSGF, a de Havilland DHC-6-300 aircraft operated by Sander Geophysics, was conducting a local survey flight from Killarney/Kerry, Ireland (EIKY) with Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN) as the alternate. In the vicinity of Birr, Ireland, the flight crew smelled an overheating electrical odour. The flight crew initially decided to return to EIKY, and the onboard survey equipment was shut down. However, the odour continued, so the aircraft was flown to EINN, which was only 8 minutes away, where the aircraft landed uneventfully. The operator’s maintenance inspection performed in EINN determined that a faulty fuel gauge had overheated. The snag was rectified, and the aircraft was returned to service.

February 15, 2018

Incident at 235NM NW SHANNON, IRELAND (EINN)

TSB Report#A18F0046: C-GHKW, an Airbus 330-343 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA874 from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl., QC (CYUL) to Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Intl., Germany (EDDF) with 10 crew members and 268 passengers on board. During cruise, a cabin crew member was unable to perform their duties. Duties were reassigned and the flight landed uneventfully.

February 18, 2018

Incident at 365NM NW SHANNON, IRELAND (EINN)

TSB Report#A18F0045: C-FIVK, a Boeing 777-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA46 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl, India (VABB) with 15 crew members and 228 passengers on board. During cruise at FL350 over the Atlantic ocean, the cabin crew reported a lavatory smoke indicator. White smoke could be observed coming from the aft wall panel due to ballast producing heat. The flight crew consulted with the operator?s maintenance and disconnected the cannon plugs to both aft lavatories. The ballast eventually cooled down and the flight continued to destination without further incident.

December 14, 2018

Incident at GANDER CENTRE / ACC DE GANDER

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA859) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ), at 5907/3236, requested to return to EINN due to a sick passenger.

August 3, 2018

Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

An American corporately registered Cessna 525C (N525EZ) from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Shannon Airport, Ireland (EINN) was instructed to taxi via Echo to Runway 13 and hold short of Runway 21. The hold short instruction was read back by the pilot. A Royal Air Force Airbus A330-243 (ZZ336/RRR9303) from Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) to Royal Air Force Brize Norton, UK (EGVN) was cleared for takeoff from Runway 03. Shortly after, N525EZ was observed crossing the hold line and entering Runway 21. ZZ336 was told that their takeoff clearance was cancelled and to hold their position. ZZ336 had just begun the takeoff roll on Runway 03 and was able to stop prior to Taxiway Alpha. N525EZ was taxied off Runway 21 while ZZ336 was backtracking to line up. ZZ336 then departed without incident.
Update TSB Report #A18A0092: N525EZ, a Cessna 525C CitationJet aircraft, was conducting a flight from Gander Intl (CYQX), NL to Shannon Intl (EINN), Ireland. While taxing for departure, N525EZ was instructed by ATC to hold short of Runway 21. The flight crew read back the hold short clearance correctly. A military Airbus 330 (A330) aircraft conducting a flight from CYQX to Oxford/RAF Brize Norton (EGVN), UK, had been cleared for take off on Runway 03. N525EZ was observed crossing the hold line and entering Runway 21, which prompted ATC to cancel the take off clearance for the A330. The aircraft had just commenced its take off run, and was able to stop within the first 2000 feet of the runway. N525EZ taxied off Runway 21, while the A330 backtracked to position. The A330 departed with no further incident.

November 3, 2018

Incident at In the vicinity of: FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CYFC)

An American corporately registered Dassault Falcon 2000 (N281QS) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Presque Isle, Maine (KPQI) requested Bangor, Maine (KBGR) as an alternate destination due to power outage at KPQI. The pilot subsequently declared "Min Fuel" and requested to land at Fredericton, NB (CYFC). The aircraft landed at 0251Z. No impact to operations.
Update TSB Report #A18A0084: N281QS, a corporate Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000 aircraft operated by Constellation Productions Inc, was conducting a flight from Shannon Intl (EINN), Ireland to Presque Isle/Northern Maine Regional (KPQI), ME. During cruise flight, the destination airport (KPQI) was impacted by a substantial storm and became unsuitable for a landing. Additionally, the flight experienced stronger headwinds during the oceanic crossing, which rendered their filed alternate airport of Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl (CYQB), QC below minimum fuel requirements. The flight crew determined that an unplanned stop was required for refueling, and requested a diversion to Fredericton Intl (CYFC), NB. The aircraft landed, refueled, and continued on to its final destination of Washington/Dulles Intl (KIAD), VA.

November 4, 2018

Incident at FREDERICTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

An American corporately registered Dassault Falcon 2000 (N281QS) from Shannon Intl General Airport, Ireland (EINN) to Washington/Dulles Intl Airport, VA (KIAD) declared minimum fuel and not an emergency. The aircraft diverted to Fredericton Intl, NB (CYFC) and landed at 0250Z with no further incident.

August 14, 2018

Incident at 5020N / 04403W

At 0454Z and in position 5020N04403W, an American Airlines Inc. Boeing 757-223 (N194AA/AAL88) from Philadelphia International, PA (KPHL) to Shannon International, Ireland (EINN) advised that both high-frequency (HF) radios were unserviceable (U/S). The pilot noted that they were conducting contingency procedures, offsetting track and descending to FL280 and requesting a return to KPHL. Air traffic control (ATC) advised that there was traffic and a clearance was available at FL320. The flight was re-cleared without incident and exited the Gander Oceanic control area (CYQX OCA) at 0535Z.

September 3, 2018

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Runway 11/29 was closed due to foreign object debris (FOD) inspection from a McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster II (RCH178/66166A) from Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, TX (KGRK) to St. John's Int'l, NL (CYYT) that landed at 0143Z. The runway reopened at 0157Z. Two aircraft were delayed on departure due to closure: a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GMWJ/WJA16) from St. John's Int'l, NL (CYYT) to Shannon Airport, Ireland (EINN) and an Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (C-FSKZ/ACA822) from St. John's Int'l, NL (CYYT) to Heathrow Airport, UK (EGLL).

August 1, 2018

Incident at 60NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An American Airlines, Inc. Boeing 757 200 (AAL89) from Shannon Airport (EINN) to Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) reported unidentified fumes and requested a diversion into Halifax, NS (CYHZ) as a precaution. No emergency. Landed at 1545Z.
Update TSB Report #A18A0058 : N198AA, a Boeing 757-200 aircraft operated by American Airlines, was conducting flight AAL89 from Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN) to Philadelphia Intl, PA (KPHL) with 166 passengers and 9 crew members on board. When the aircraft was established in cruise flight at FL380, just abeam Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ), the flight crew was informed of a smoke odour in the cabin. No emergency was declared, however the flight crew requested a diversion to CYHZ where the aircraft conducted an overweight landing without further incident. Maintenance personnel determined that the forward equipment supply fan was inoperative. The fan was replaced, and an overweight inspection was performed. The aircraft was subsequently released back to service.

July 15, 2018

Incident at 4721N / 06241W

A Jetport Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (series 604) (C-FHRL) from Saint John, NB (CYSJ) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) started to climb from FL330 to oceanic altitude FL350 without air traffic controller (ATC) clearance. No loss of separation. No impact to operation.

July 11, 2018

Incident at 4928N / 04757W

A Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (KING04) from Portsmouth, NH (KPSM) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) reported an oil pressure fluctuation. The aircraft declared a mechanical emergency and requested to turn back to St. John's, NL (CYYT). The aircraft descended to FL180 as a precaution and landed safely at CYYT at 0147Z.

May 22, 2018

Incident at 4912N / 04906W

An American corporately registered Learjet 36A (N41GJ) from Bangor Int'l, ME (KBGR) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) passed 50W at 0128Z at FL410. At 0133Z, it requested a lower level due to warm temperatures. At 0134Z, it indicated while in descent that it was unable to maintain FL410. At 0134Z, the aircraft advised the next lower level was FL320. The aircraft reported offsetting and that it was descending to FL320. At 0146Z, the aircraft reported its level at FL320. Multiple pieces of traffic were at all levels on Track W. Prior to entering the ocean, the aircraft was advised that lower levels were available with a re-route.

April 28, 2018

Incident at 5000N / 05000W

At 1415Z and position 50N050W, an American corporately registered Cessna 525C (N525EZ) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) reported a caution light and requested to return to CYQX. Flight was re-cleared as requested and landed at 1505Z. Nil traffic.

February 1, 2018

Incident at 5900N / 03000W

An American corporately registered McDonnell Douglas MD-11F (N776ML) was on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to San Bernardino, CA (KSBD). The aircraft reported 30W and gave incorrect forward position for 50W. The flight reported 58N050W but was cleared 59N050W. The aircraft was re-cleared to the correct position and advised that a report would be filed. No loss of separation. No other traffic.

January 27, 2018

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

A Cavok Air Antonov AN12 (CVK7132) on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) landed Runway 29, and was given backtrack to hold short of Runway 16 for a Provincial Airlines de Havilland DHC-8-311 (C-GNCF/PVL922) on a flight from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to St. John's, NL (CYYT) landing on Runway 16. The pilot read back the restriction. CVK7132 was observed crossing hold short line, but was still more than 200 feet from Runway 16. CVK7132 was told by controller to stop. PVL922 continued the approach and landed with CVK7132 across the hold short line, but more than 200 feet from Runway 16.

November 8, 2017

Incident at 4538N / 07329W

Although an Aviation Jolina Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-GMBY) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) had received and read back clearance to descend to 4 000 ft, the aircraft was seen descending to 3 700 ft. The aircraft was instructed to stay at 4 000 ft. No impact on operations.

July 4, 2017

Incident at 2NM BEAUCE (ST-GEORGES) QC (VLV) VOR/DME

En route to Philadelphia (KPHL), PA, an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 (AAL777), from Shannon (EINN), Ireland, to Philadelphia (KPHL), PA, reported technical problems and asked to be diverted to Bangor (KBGR), ME. No emergency and no arrangements made. No impact.

September 12, 2017

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (GEC8222) on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) conducted a go around Runway 23 due to an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1695) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) slow to depart. GEC8222 landed Runway 23 at 1727Z without incident. No operational impact.

November 18, 2017

Incident at In the vicinity of: WAYPOINT ETIKI, IRELAND

TSB Report#A17F0291: C-GKTO, a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 604 aircraft operated by Execaire, was conducting a flight from Leeds/Bradford Intl, UK (EGNM) to St-John?s Intl, NL (CYYT) with 2 crew members and 7 passengers on board. During the oceanic entry cruising at FL340 in the vicinity of waypoint ETIKI, the flight crew received intermittent amber ?A? messages on both PFDs, associated with AP TRIM IS RWD and AP TRIM IS LWD EICAS messages. Transfer of the autopilot from one side to the other did not resolve the problem and, as the flight crew decided to fly the aircraft manually, there was a rapid and significant roll of less than 20° to the right when the autopilot was disconnected. Extreme force was required to roll the aircraft back to the left, while turning to the right was normal. The flight crew executed the emergency checklist and requested a direct routing to Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN). No emergency was declared, and aileron control improved as the aircraft descended. The aircraft subsequently landed on Runway 06 with Flaps 20 and ARFF standing by. During the post flight inspection, the operator?s maintenance noted that there was a significant amount of water dripping from the underside of the fuselage, aft of the wheel well in proximity of the lower beacon. The operator is suspecting that a water leak caused a freezing of the aileron trim mechanism.

November 14, 2017

Incident at 4400N / 06559W

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 (BAW40F) on a flight from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to London, England (EGLL) was operating at FL350. An Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200 (EIN11EA) on a flight from New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) was operating at FL370. BAW40F climbing with clearance from FL350 to FL360 responded to a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) at FL355 & descended to FL354 before resuming climb to FL360. Traffic was passed prior to the aircraft beginning climb.

September 11, 2017

Incident at 4435N / 06614W (ELT)

A British Airways Airbus A318 (BAW1) on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at FL380 lasting for 20 seconds at position 443502N 0661424W.

August 22, 2017

Incident at TAFFY intersection (ELT)

A British Airways Airbus A318 (BAW1) on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) reported hearing an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal overhead TAFFY. An American Airlines Airbus A330-300 (AAL731), a United Airlines Boeing 767-300 (UAL963) and a British Airways Boeing 747-400 (BAW173) also reported an ELT in the vicinity of CL-TAFFY. Halifax joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) was notified. Boston centre advised and they stated they were getting a lot of reports overhead Bangor, ME (KBGR).

August 20, 2017

Incident at 4800N / 05500W

A United Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N13113/UAL25) on a flight from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) declared a medical emergency. The aircraft requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX) and an ambulance to meet the aircraft. The aircraft had a doctor on board and landed at 0313Z.

August 3, 2017

Incident at 5354N / 04040W

At 1708Z, the automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) reports from an American corporately registered Gulfstream GIV-X (N228RE) on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Bedford, MA (KBED)indicated FL403 and the aircraft continued to climb to FL430. The climb was not expected and clearance was not issued. No other traffic affected.

June 29, 2017

Incident at YARMOUTH NS (YQI) VOR/DME

A Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-200 (TCJOY/THY6557) on a flight from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) reported moderate to severe turbulence at FL380 and requested lower. The aircraft was cleared to FL360. No injuries reported.

March 15, 2017

Incident at 5146N 0464W

An Aircraft Detection System (ADS) position report received from a Qatar Airways Airbus A359 (A7ALD/QTR704) from New York, NY (KJFK) to Doha, Qatar (OTHH) indicated the flight was in descent from its cleared FL390. The flight was queried and confirmed they had descended to FL380. They were unable to maintain cleared level due to turbulence. Due to opposite direction traffic, the flight was immediately cleared to FL370. The flight reported at FL370, 10.5 minutes from the estimated meet time of the traffic, an American corporately registered Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (N75KH) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Bangor, ME (KBGR) .

September 25, 2016

Incident at ATLANTIC

UPDATE TSB #A16A0094: N276AY, an Airbus A330-300 aircraft operated by American Airlines, was conducting flight AAL719 from Rome/Leonardo da Vinci Intl, Italy (LIRF) to Philadelphia Intl, PA (KPHL). While in cruise flight at about 60°07'N, 032°52'W, the crew noted a Low Crew Oxygen pressure indication and requested to divert to Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN). Since a clearance could not be granted, the flight crew followed the prescribed contingency procedures and began to descend. An emergency was declared, and then a diversion to Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) was requested. Once the flight levelled at FL100, AAL719 advised that they were no longer in an emergency situation and the flight continued to CYQX where it landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance isolated an oxygen leak in the Captain?s mask and replaced the mask assembly. The crew oxygen bottle was serviced and the system was tested serviceable.
At 1538Z, an American Airlines Airbus A330-300 (N276AY/AAL719) from Rome, Italy (LIRF) to Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) requested to divert to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) due to a lack of oxygen in the crew cabin. Clearance could not be provided due to traffic, and the flight following offset contingency procedures and began to descend to FL100. At 1547Z while in decent, AAL719 declared an emergency and then requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX). The flight was provided clearance at FL100 direct CYQX. At 1605Z while level at FL100, the flight advised that they were no longer in an emergency situation and continued on to CYQX and landed at 1851Z without further incident.

July 10, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: 5230N034W

At 0531Z, an American corporately registered British Aerospace BAE 125 Series 800A (N812AM) from Gander, NL (CYQX) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) declared an emergency due to low oil pressure and requested to return to CYQX. Aircraft was descended to FL320 and given clearance to CYQX. No other traffic involved. Aircraft landed CYQX without incident at 0756Z.
UPDATE: TSB#A16A0061: N812AM, a BAE 125-800A Hawker medivac aircraft operated by Airmed International, had departed Gander Intl, NL (CYQX) en route to Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN). While in cruise at FL330, the crew noted a drop of oil pressure on the left engine. The crew declared an emergency and returned to Gander where the aircraft landed safely. It was discovered that the oil cap on the pressure reservoir had become loose. The oil was replenished, the cap was secured and the engine washed. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 20, 2016

Incident at 5600N04000W

An Aviation Link Company Airbus A319 (VPCMJ) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Bangor, ME (KBGR) provided correct position report at 5600N 04000W and was proceeding to 5300N 05000W as cleared. The automatic dependent surveillance ? broadcast (ADS-B) target correlation indicated that the flight was off course by approximately 50NM.

May 23, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of:55N 30W

At 2105Z, 20 miles west of 55N 30W, an American Airlines Boeing 777 223 (N756AM / AAL141) from Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to New York, NU (KJFK) declared an emergency with a vibration in the right side of aircraft. The flight requested to descend to FL220 and proceed direct Shannon, Ireland (EINN). The flight was cleared as requested and landed at time 2328z. Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Halifax advised.

March 25, 2016

Incident at SHANNON, IRELAND (EINN)

TSB#A16F0054: An Air Transat Airbus A330-300 (C-GTSO/ TSC499) was on an IFR flight from Paris/Charles de Gaulle (LFPG), France, to Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl Airport (CYUL), QC. While the aircraft was cruising above Shannon (EINN), Ireland, the pilot-in-command was overcome and was not able to continue his work for about 30 minutes. On board, there was another pilot-in-command from the operator, who was equally qualified on the Airbus A330-300, who helped the first officer until the first pilot-in-command was able to resume his duties. The aircraft continued to destination and landed without incident at CYUL.

September 19, 2016

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

At 1915Z, 20NM north of St. John's NL (CYYT), a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (RCH457) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to CYYT declared an emergency due to #2 engine shut down. The flight was already on approach to CYYT and landed with no further issues at 1926Z.

May 23, 2016

Incident at 950NM E ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

TSB#A16A0053: N756AM, a Boeing B777-200 aircraft operated by American Airlines, was operating as flight AAL141 from London/Heathrow Intl, England (EGLL) to New York/John F. Kennedy Intl, NY (KJFK). While in cruise flight at FL380 and approximately 950 nautical miles east of St. John?s Intl, NL (CYYT), the flight crew noted a vibration coming from the right side of the aircraft in the vicinity of rows 9 to 11. Although there was nothing unusual with the handling of the aircraft, the flight crew requested a decent to FL220, declared an emergency, and elected to divert to Shannon Intl, Ireland (EINN). Once at FL220, the vibrations lowered in intensity. The aircraft landed at EINN without further incident. Maintenance personal found that the right air-pack door hinge was worn, which prevented the door from closing tightly against the fuselage. The door was temporarily fastened to the fuselage and the aircraft was released to service.

April 25, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: 4630N05600W

At approximately 0023Z, an Aer Lingus Boeing 757 200 (EILBT/EIN11EA) from New York, NY (KJFK) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Gander, NL (CYQX). The flight was recleared 4630N05600W direct CYQX. There was no traffic. The aircraft landed at 0054Z.

April 21, 2016

Incident at 4449N 6721W (ELT)

An Aer Lingus Boeing 757 200 (EILBT/EIN11EA) from New York, NY (KJFK) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) at FL350 reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at location 4449N6721 to 4452N6726W.

February 16, 2016

Incident at Oceanic airspace

A westbound United States Navy Lockheed C-130 (Hercules) (CNV3481) from Shannon, Ireland (EINN) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) was cleared 53N040W 50N050W ELSIR and reported proceeding 50N050W JOOPY. Aircraft queried and recleared on correct route. No traffic.

January 6, 2016

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

A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 (HKY37) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) rejected takeoff Runway 29 due to an engine issue. No assistance required. No operational impact.

September 4, 2015

Incident at 41 SSE SHERBROOKE QC VORTAC (YSC) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

While inbound for Montréal (CYUL), QC, an Execaire Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (C-FBCR), from Portsmouth (KPSM), NH, to Québec (CYQB), QC, was authorized at 13 000 ft but an American, corporately registered Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV (N181CR), from Shannon (EINN), Ireland, to Montréal (CYUL), QC, took the authorization without the error being detected. No impact.

July 19, 2015

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB)

Although the Iqaluit 2 standard instrument departure (SID) stipulates to climb runway heading to 5,000 feet, a FAI Aviation Group Learjet 55 (DCFAI/ IFA623) from Iqaluit, NU (CYFB) to Shannon, Ireland (EINN) made initial call with the Area Control Centre (ACC) leaving 6,000 feet. No impact on operations.

January 11, 2015

Incident at 6150N06310W

A Mexico commercially registered Gulfstream G5 (XAAZT) from Shannon (EINN) to Toluca (MMTO) was flying a different route than the one in possession of air traffic control (ATC). The aircraft was observed 19nm north of the route received by Gander NL (YQX). The pilot indicated that Shanwick authorized KETLA YPH. The flight plan received by YQX indicated KETLA GRIBS YPH. The YQX controller confirmed not giving the pilot direct route. No impact on operations.

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