February 1, 2019
Incident at 4211N / 06716W (ELT)
An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was reported by a British Airways Boeing 747-400 (BAW178) from New York/John F. Kennedy Intl, NY (KJFK) to Heathrow, UK (EGLL) and a Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited Airbus A340-600 (VIR26Q) from New York/John F. Kennedy Intl , NY (KJFK) to Heathrow, UK (EGLL). Both aircraft were at FL370. The ELT signal was described to be strength 5 and have a duration of approximately 10 minutes. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised.
December 19, 2018
Incident at BRADD intersection (ELT)
A British Airways Boeing 747-400 (BAW178) from John F. Kennedy International, NY (KJFK) to London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL) reported hearing a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at the BRADD intersection, which lasted for 2 minutes and then ended abruptly. Boston advised that they were receiving reports from west of Bangor, Maine. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax was advised. No impact on operations.
February 19, 2015
Incident at ALLEX Intersection (ELT)
British Airways (BAW178) reported hearing and emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advised. No operational impact.
January 13, 2015
Incident at 4720N5830W (ELT)
A British Airways Boeing 747 400 (BAW178) from New York, NY (KJFK) to London/ Heathrow (EGLL) reported emergency locator transmitter (ELT). The flight was handed off to Gander, NL (YQX) while still receiving the ELT, and YQX was advised.
September 3, 2014
Incident at 60 miles W ST. ANTHONY NL (CYAY)
A British Airways Boeing 747 400 (GCIVH/ BAW178) from New York, NY (KJFK) to London/ Heathrow (EGLL) declared a medical emergency 60 miles west of St Anthony's, NL (CYAY). Aircraft diverted to Gander, NL (CYQX) and landed safely at 1512Z. No other traffic affected.
February 20, 2013
Incident at 4248N/6356W (ELT)
An ELT report was received from BAW178, Boeing 747-400, enroute from New York (KJFK) to London (EGLL). The signal was first heard at 4248N06356W at 37,000 feet at strength 5 and last heard near Sable Island at 37,000 feet at strength 5. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised.
June 6, 2012
Incident at 44N6450W (ELT)
BAW178, Boeing 747-400, enroute from New York (KJFK) to London (EGLL), reported an ELT signal that lasted only a few seconds at strength 5. The aircraft lost the signal. Two other aircraft in the area were asked to listen out and didn't hear any signal. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was contacted and Low Level was advised. ELT report: Position - First heard 44N6450W, last heard 44N6450W. Time - First heard 13:12Z, last heard 13:12Z. Altitude - First heard at 37,000 feet, last heard 37,000 feet. Signal Strength - First heard strength 5, last heard strength 5.
January 17, 2012
Incident at 4240N67W (ELT)
An ELT signal was heard by BAW178, Boeing 747-400 that was enroute from New York (KJFK) to London (EGLL). The flight was in Boston's airspace while approaching Moncton airspace. Boston Air Route Traffic Control (ARTCC) and the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) were advised of the position. The signal was first heard at 14:31Z, position 4240/6740 and last heard at 14:36Z at position 4240/67 at 33,000 feet.
September 4, 2011
Incident at KJFK ; Route KJFK to EGLL
BAW178, a Boeing 747-400 departing New York (KJFK) enroute to London (EGLL) had a bird strike on departure at KJFK. The crew elected to continue to EGLL at 33,000 feet. The number three engine was reduced to idle and speed was reduced to Mach .80. No impact on the operation.
August 24, 2010
Incident at 4416N06329W to 4424N06230W (ELT)
AAL156 B757 enroute New-York (KJFK) to London (EGLL) at 37,000 feet and BAW178 B747 Boston (KBOS) to London (EGLL) at 37,000 feet, reported ELT signal that ended abruptly . Signal first heard 4416N06329W at 1411z and last heard 4424N06230W at 1414z, at 37,000 feet with strength 5. RCC advised. Nil TSB
April 19, 2008
Incident at 4510N/6348W (ELT)
An ELT signal was reported by BAW178, at 35,000 feet, while enroute from New York (KJFK) to London (EGLL), strength 4, and duration of three minutes. The ELT was reported to the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC). Nil TSB.
November 18, 2007
Incident at 25 Miles North of Greenwood (CYZX)
Baw178, Boeing 747-400, enroute from New York (KJFK) to London (EGLL), reported a strong ELT signal 25 miles north of Greenwood (CYZX) for five minutes. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised. Nil TSB.
February 16, 1998
Incident at GRAYY INT (Ocean)
BAW178 B747 received a TCAS resolution advisory in the vicinity of GRAYY advising to descend due traffic at same level. Aircraft descended 200-300 feet but realized that there was no traffic and climbed back to FL330. NIL TSB
May 7, 1997
Incident at 30 nm North East Moncton (TCAS alert)
BAW178 enroute ALLEX intxn to St. Anthony FL350 crossed track of DAL37 VIXUN intxn to MIILS intxn FL340. The targets merged with 1000 ft. separation. Both aircraft received a traffic advisory from their TCAS. Neither aircraft deviated from assigned Flight Level. No TSB involvement.