December 6, 2015

Incident at 10 NM E GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)

UPDATE: JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report#[H2015-01844]: (485879N 0542281W - 10NM East of Gander, NL - CYQX). Gander area control centre (ACC) advised that American Airlines 131 was diverting to Gander, NL due to a partial engine failure. The aircraft landed at Gander without incident.
UPDATE: TSB#A16A0103: The American Airlines Boeing 757-200 aircraft, N172AJ, was en route from Birmingham Intl, England (EGBB) to New York/John F Kennedy Intl, NY (KJFK). 10 nautical miles east of Gander, NL (CYQX), the crew noted a power loss on the left engine. The left engine EPR value degraded to approximately 1.2. The right engine EPR value varied from 1.45 to 1.55. Once the associated left engine instrument indications began to decay, the crew declared a PAN PAN and proceeded to Gander where an uneventful landing was made. The operator?s maintenance replaced the fuel flow governor. The engine was tested and the aircraft was returned to service.
An American Airlines Boeing 757-223 (N172AJ / AAL131) from Birmingham, England (EGBB) to New York / John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) routing "NAT TRACK C" 50N050W ELSIR IGTAS declared emergency 10 nautical miles East of Gander, NL (CYQX). Partial loss of left engine. The flight landed safely at CYQX 1504Z.

May 7, 2004

Incident at 5800N/03000W

The American Airlines Boeing 777 was on routing 58/20 58/30 57/40 at FL 380 when the pilot requested to divert to BIKF (Keflavik)due to passenger disturbance. ATC was unable to issue the requested clearance due to traffic. The pilot declared an emergency carried out proper contingency procedures and descended FL250. He then received a clearance to BIKF. Pilot requested medical and law enforcement staff to meet the flight on arrival due to uncontrollable passenger with possible mental illness. Aircraft landed safely.
TSB Update:A04A0049: The American Airlines Boeing 772 was on routing 58/20 58/30 57/40 at FL 380 when the pilot requested to divert to BIKF (Keflavik)due to a passenger disturbance. ATC was unable to issue the requested clearance due to traffic. The pilot declared an emergency carried out proper contingency procedures and descended to FL250. ATC then cleared the flight to BIKF. The Pilot requested medical and law enforcement staff to meet the flight on arrival due to uncontrollable passenger. The aircraft landed uneventfully.

December 27, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

AAL131 B777 enroute from Heathrow to New York reported a medical emergency and diverted to Halifax. Halifax arrival time was 2245. Nil TSB

August 25, 2000

Incident at Gander Ocenic (CYQX)

AAL131 B767 enroute London to New York Declared an Emergency due Smoke in the Cockpit. Pilot later advised electrical fire , smoke dissipating. Aircraft requested and cleared 57n050w direct Goose Bay. Aircraft landed safely at 2025z. Update August 28, 2000. At about 10 minutes East of 57N050W the crew received an Avionics equipment Smoke Warning and an ICIS Static Inverter Warning. This was accompanied by Smoke in both the Cabin and Cockpit. The crew secured the inverter and the right main DC Bus. The smoke, which was evident as a light haze, dissipated. An Emergency was declared at 1900z. The aircraft diverted to Goose Bay. During the ILS 08 approach to Goose Bay the aircraft was struck by lightning. Aircraft landed safely at 2025z. Maintenance discovered the static inverter (Part # 707760-4, serial Numbear 056) located in the heating compartment was melted internally. There was no additional damage. A lightning strike check was carried out. Nothing was found and the aircraft was dispatched. TSB file # A00A0137

June 12, 2000

Incident at Gander High Domestic (TCAS alert)

BAW69 B747 was enroute Heathrow to Philidelphia at 35,000 feet OYST TOPPS and AAL131 B767 enroute Heathrow to New-York at 34,000 feet OYSTR TOPPS. Traffic information was passed as BAW69 was overtaking and then passed the AAL131. After radar seperation was established , the AAL131 was climbing to 35,000 feet behind the BAW69. Later the BAW69 advised getting the TCAS RA ( confirmed not a TA ) while overhead the AAL131 but without a solution or directions to resolve the RA. Nil TSB

March 17, 2000

Incident at North Atlantic Ocean

5 A/C involved. BAW4 FL450 B FL600 "SN" track 4554/050 2019Z 4810/040 2103Z 4926/030 2145Z. At 2041Z at approximately 045W, A/C reported losing oil pressure on #3 engine and shut it down. Crew declared an emergency and requested immediate descent to FL280. ATC advised that they were unable to clear the flight level requested due to traffic. A/C commenced descent and followed contingency procedures and broadcasted inentions using PAN PAN. ATC passed traffic to BAW4. BAW4 cancelled emergency status and continued to destination at FL280 MO950. Possible traffic was BAW3535 FL350 48N040W 2023Z 46N050W 2123Z; EIN107 FL370 48N040W 1955Z 46N050W 2058Z; AAL131 FL310 47N040W 2008Z 45N050W 2108Z; and AAL147 FL320 47N040W 2024Z 45N050W 2122Z. A00A0047: March 21, 2000: TSB REPORTED THAT BRITISH AIRWAYS CONCORDE, FLIGHT NUMBER BAW4 FROM JFK TO HEATHROW, REPORTED SHUTTING DOWN #3 ENGINE DUE TO LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. CREW DECLARED AN EMERGENCY AND REQUESTED IMMEDIATE DESCENT CLEARANCE TO FL 280. ATC ADVISED UNABLE CLEARANCE DUE TO TRAFFIC. BAW4 COMMENCED DESCENT AND FOLLOWED CONTINGENCY PROCEDURES BROADCASTING INTENTIONS USING "PAN PAN". ATC PASSED TRAFFIC TO BAW4. BAW4 LEVELLED AT 280, CANCELLED EMERGENCY STATUS, AND CONTINUED TO DESTINATION AT FL280 AND M0.95.

November 5, 1998

Incident at 150 Miles North Moncton NB

AAL131 B767 enroute London to New York diverted to Moncton due passenger Medical emergency. Aircraft landed Moncton 2238z with medical services standing by. Nil TSB