July 24, 2014

Incident at 100 N ROUYN-NORANDA QC (CYUY)

En route to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW), an American Airlines Boeing 767 300 (AAL81), from London/Heathrow (EGLL) to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (KDFW), asked to be diverted to Chicago, IL (KORD) because of insufficient fuel. No emergency. Coordination was ensured. No impact.

June 13, 2010

Incident at Près de La Grande Rivière (CYGL)

AAL81, a Boeing 767 operated by American Airlines, was IFR from London (EGLL) to Chicago (KORD). Due to weather conditions that were developing in the Chicago area, the pilot advised that he wanted to change his destination to Detroit (KDTW).

August 2, 2010


UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Notification Log [#A10O0161]: AAL81, a Boeing 767-300 airplane, registration N394AN, was en-route from London/Heathrow to Dallas/Fort Worth when the ECAM indicated a battery charge fault. An emergency was declared and the flight requested a diversion to Boston and departed Canadian airspace, later landing safely at New York/JFK. Maintenance replaced the APU battery charger and returned the airplane to service.
The American Airlines Boeing 767-300 aircraft (operating as AAL81) was on a scheduled IFR flight from London (Heathrow) International Airport, England, UK (EGLL) to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX, USA (KDFW). When the aircraft was west of Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW), the flight crew declared an emergency due to an electrical issue and requested to divert to Boston (General Edward Lawrence Logan) International Airport, MA, USA (KBOS). The aircraft was cleared to go directly to Boston.

October 10, 2005

Incident at Entre ROBBE et 5145N/06830W (ELT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was heard loud and clear by SAS925 and AAL81, two aircraft flying at high levels. The source of the signal was not found. The Halifax rescue coordination centre (HZ RCC) was notified.

May 5, 2000

Incident at Gander Oceanic

AAL81 B767 enroute to Chicago declared "PAN" due unruly passenger. Aircraft diverted to Goose Bay with RCMP standing by. Aircraft landed 1556z TSB Case closed. TSB file # A00A0070

September 21, 1999

Incident at 30nm Est Nord-est de FASSA

Alors qu'il était à 30nm à l'est nord-est de l'intersection FASSA, l'équipage de AAL81 (B767-300), IFR en provenance de Stockholm, Suède (ESSA) vers Chicago, Il. (USA) (O'hare) a demandé une descente au FL280 dû à la perte d'une de ses deux unités de pressurisation. Plusieurs aéronefs ont dû être déplacés de leur trajectoire afin de répondre à cette demande. When 30 NM east-north-east of the FASSA intersection, the crew of AAL81 (B767-300), IFR from Stockholm, Sweden, (ESSA) to Chicago, Il, USA, (O'Hare) requested to descend to FL280 because of loss of one of its two pressurization units. Several aircraft had to be moved from their paths to meet this request.

December 22, 1998


AAL81 (B767-200) on an IFR flight from Stockholm, Sweden, to Chicago, Il, USA, (KORD). At or about 1650Z when the aircraft was about 500 NM north of Dorval Airport (Kuujjuarapik), the crew advised air traffic control services that it had to alter course to Dorval (CYUL) to disembark a violent inebriated passenger. The RCMP was advised by the Montreal (Dorval) control tower. The aircraft touched down at CYUL at 1805Z. AAL81 (B767-200) sur un vol IFR en provenance de Stockholm (Suède) vers Chicago, Il. (USA) (KORD). Vers 1650Z, alors que l'aéronef était à environ 500nm au nord de l'aéroport de Dorval (Kuujjuarapik), l'équipage a informé les services de la circulation aérienne qu'il devait changer sa route vers Dorval (CYUL) pour débarquer un passager ivre et violent. La Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC) a été avisée par la tour de contr,le de Montréal (Dorval). L'aéronef s'est posé à CYUL à 1805Z.

August 12, 1998

Incident at Sault Ste. Marie (ATS operating irregularity)

AAL81 BOEING 767 AMERICAN AIRLINES LIMITED IFR Stockholm (Arlanda) Sweden to Chicago, IL (U.S.A.) ACA503 (IFR Toronto (LBPIA) to Thunder Bay) was given a clearance to climb and maintain FL350. Before the aircraft was leveled, the controller realized that AAL181 (at FL350) was on a crossing track and that the aircraft would conflict overhead Sault Ste. Marie. ACA503 was instructed to descend to FL330 but, before the aircraft leveled, separation was compromised. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 10, 1997

Incident at 60N 70W

A passenger became ill on the flight from Stockholm to Chicago/O'Hare. The pilot requested to be rerouted for destination.

January 30, 1997

Incident at vicinity of La Grande 4 LG-4

The aircraft took off from Stockholm for Chicago. In the vicinity of LG-4, the pilot asked to be rerouted toward Dorval because during a quarrel, 2 passengers were injured. The 2 passengers were hadncuffed and the captain requested RCMP upon arrival at 1750Z.

March 3, 1996

Incident at 100 nm east of 60 north 60 west (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

AAL81 was enroute Chicago from Stockholm, and RRR9316 (BA10) was enroute Yuma from Brize Norton. The 2 aircraft were at FL350 and converging. Separation was reduced to 7 minutes at 100 miles east of 60 north 60 west, while the required separation was 15 minutes.

June 17, 1994

Incident at Gander Oceanic (ATS operating irregularity)

N1835C (G2) at Fl 390 enroute to Farnborough Civil was unable to maintain altitude. Pilot advised ACC and descended to FL 382. At 1308Z AAL81 (B767) was cleared to FL 350 to resolve compromised vertical separation. Closest point of convergence/divergence approx. 55-60 NM.