July 27, 2022

Incident at 5806N / 03258W

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300 (AAL45) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to New York/John F. Kennedy, NY (KJFK) declared a medical emergency and requested to divert to Keflavik, Iceland (BIKF). Unable to get an IFR clearance, the aircraft descended to FL310 according to contingency procedures and then was cleared to BIKF. Aircraft passed to Iceland radio at 1405Z.

June 18, 2018

Incident at 5411N / 04442W

An American Airlines Boeing 767 300 (N392AN/AAL45) from Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France (LFPG) to New York/John F. Kennedy Int'l, NY (KJFK) reported a medical emergency, requested to divert to Gander Int'l, NL (CYQX), and was cleared direct. A Dreamjet Boeing 757 200 (DJT100) was descended from F370 to F360 to accommodate the request.

June 5, 2015

Incident at 4348N 6630W (ELT)

British Airways (BAW207) and American Airlines (AAL45) reported emergency locator transmitter (ELT). Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advised. No impact to operations.

February 4, 2010

Incident at 12 min west of 57n 30w.

AAL45, Boeing 767-300, enroute from Paris (LFPG) to New York (KJFK), at 13:30Z, requested to descend from 35,000 ft. to 33,000 ft. Gander advised the flight that it was unable to grant clearance due to traffic. At 13:35Z, AAL45 declared an emergency and advised Air Traffic Control (ATC) that they were diverting 15 nautical miles right of track and descending to 33,000 ft. in an attempt to restart the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). ATC suggested 30,000 ft. as a final flight level that had no traffic. AAL45 advised continuing descent to 30,000 ft. AAL45 reached 30,000 ft., 15 nautical miles off set from track. At 13:46Z the flight crew requested diversion to Keflavik (BIKF). The APU was restarted at 13:51Z and the flight was cleared on track D at 30,000 ft. to New York. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A10A0016: The flight crew of AAL45, an American Airlines Boeing 767-300 en route from Paris to New York at F350, requested a descent to F330 in order to re-start the aircraft APU. Gander Oceanic control advised the crew that they were unable to issue the clearance due to lower traffic after which the crew declared an emergency and carried out the NAT contingency procedure descending to F330. Gander Oceanic advised the crew that there was no traffic at F300 after which the crew advised that they were continuing descent to F300. After reaching F300, the crew requested a diversion to Reykjavik; however, after successful re-start of the APU, the crew requested and received a clearance to New York. The aircraft exited Canadian airspace without further incident.

June 30, 2001


AAL45 B777 FL360, enroute Paris to New York. At approx 45 west, flight advised of a a Medical Emergency and descended to FL35.5 and commenced a diversion to Gander. Aircraft was recleared to FL350 then direct 48/50 Gander due traffic at FL360. NIL TSB

March 14, 1999

Incident at ST. JOHN'S

AAL45 B767-300 enroute Paris to New York requested and cleared to Gander due to lavatory problems. Aircraft landed in Gander at 1705Z without assistance. Nil TSB