March 14, 2013

Incident at Vicinity of KANUA (ATS operating irregularity)

Controller received an estimate on an Eva Airways McDonnell Douglas MD11 (operating as EVA601) on a IFR flight from Los Angeles (KLAX) to Anchorage (PANC) from OAK ARTCC and incorrectly entered the aircraft's KANUA time. No operational impact.

August 8, 2013

Incident at 82 miles SE WINNIPEG INTL MB (CYWG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE TSB Report A13C0095: The United Parcel Service McDonnell Douglas MD11, operating as UPS2998, was enroute to Anchorage, Alaska. Southeast of Winnipeg, MB, UPS2998 was vectored around traffic. After the flight was clear of traffic the Winnipeg controller cleared the aircraft direct to PETMA but did not update the route in CAATS. The aircraft was subsequently handed off to Edmonton ACC without coordinating the route change. UPS2998 was approximately 22 miles west of the original flight-planned route.
A United Parcel Service McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (UPS2998) from Louisville, KY (KSDF) to Anchorage, AK (PANC) was on an IFR flight to PANC and vectored around traffic south east of Winnipeg, MB (CYWG). After the aircraft was clear of traffic, the controller cleared the aircraft direct to PETMA but did not update the route in CAATS. The aircraft was eventually handed off to Edmonton ACC without coordinating the route change and the aircraft was approximately 22 miles west of the original flight plan.

July 14, 2013

Incident at 140nm west of REDBY

A United Parcel Service Co. McDonnell Douglas (UPS203) MD11 from Louisville (KSDF) to Cologne Vonn (EDDK) was observed climbing without clearance. There was no other traffic in the area and no impact on the operation.

July 6, 2013

Incident at N4610 W05453

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13A0080: The World Airways MD11 (registration N383WA) aeroplane was enroute from Munich (EDDM) to John F Kennedy (KJFK) airport. While in cruise the crew noted depleting oil pressure on the #3 engine (GE CF6-80 SERIES). The engine was shutdown as a precaution and the aircraft continued to destination. No emergency was declared. Maintenance replaced a leaking hydraulic seal and leak tested the engine releasing the aircraft to service.
A World Airways McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (WOA5751) from Munich (EDDM) to New York, NY (KJFK) advised that engine #3 was shutdown as a precaution, no emergency. No impact on operations.

January 20, 2013

Incident at JEBBY Intersection

The Moncton controller received an estimate from New York Oceanic on CWC4852, MD11, enroute from Miami (KMIA) to Amsterdam (EHAM) routing JEBBY BANCS. The Moncton controller requested the New York controllers to route the aircraft JEBBY LOMPI BANCS. The aircraft progressed JEBBY and was proceeding BANCS. The Moncton controller queried the pilot who stated that Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (AIRINC) did mention LOMPI but the transmission quality was poor and it was not actioned. There was no impact on the operation and no other aircraft were in the area.

August 19, 2012

Incident at 70 Miles North of Sydney (CYQY) at 33,000 Feet (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence)

GEC8223, MD11, enroute from Dallas (KDFW) to London (EGCC), reported a pocket of severe turbulence. The Halifax Flight Information Centre (FIC) was advised.

July 10, 2012

Incident at 20 miles South of KEVLU Intersection

Twenty miles south of KEVLU Intersection, CMB130, MD11, enroute from Norfolk Naval Station (KNGU) to Rota Naval Station (LERT) reported a hydraulic problem and requested clearance to return to the departure point as a precaution. No emergency was declared and no assistance was requested. The aircraft was rerouted to Norfolk.

June 25, 2012

Incident at 4824N5719W

At 08:09Z, CMB0515, MD11, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to Leipzig (EDDP), reported a radar problem and shortly thereafter requested diversion to Baltimore (KBWI). The aircraft descended and commenced a fuel dump at 09:06Z at 20,000 ft. near Saint John (CYSJ). The flight exited the Flight Information Region (FIR) at 09:12Z.

May 8, 2011

Incident at 45N035W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

The Gander Automated Air Traffic System (GAATS) automatically sent an estimate to Santa Maria for KLM753, MD11, enroute from Amsterdam (EHAM) to St Maarten (TNCB), but did not receive an acknowledgement return from Santa Maria. The flight was detected by Santa Maria from a boundary crossing position report.

March 2, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert)

Royal Dutch Airlines Flight KLM681, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Amsterdam to Vancouver (CYVR), reported receiving a TCAS Resolution Advisory from RCMP, C-FDGM, a Cessna C206 VFR CYVR to CYVR, that was north of the Runway 26R localizer at 4000 feet. Traffic had been passed to both aircraft when 4 miles apart and the Cessna reported the MD11 in sight.

April 24, 2010

Incident at IQALUIT NU (CYFB) (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence, Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation)

UAL927 (United Airlines) was enroute to KSFO at F360 when they encountered significant turbulence and unexpectantly dropped 1,600 ft. Separation with KLM681 (Royal Dutch Airlines) enroute to YVR at F340 decreased to 400 ft. A turbulence advisory was passed to both aircraft prior to the incident, no injuries were reported by the pilot of UAL927 and they were continuing to destination. Subsequent communications with the aircraft determined that KLM681 had UAL927 visual the whole time and that at least 4 miles lateral separation existed between the two aircraft.
UPDATE A10Q0051: UAL927, a Boeing 777 was en route to KSFO at F360 when it encountered significant turbulence and dropped 1,600 ft. Separation with KLM681 an MD11 en route to YVR at F340 decreased to 400 ft. A turbulence advisory was passed to both aircraft prior to the incident, no injuries were reported by the pilot of UAL927 and the aircraft proceeded to destination. Subsequent communications with the aircraft determined that KLM681 had UAL927 visual the whole time and that at least 4 miles lateral separation existed between the two aircraft. Separation standards are 1000 feet vertically and 5 nm horizontally.

October 27, 2010

Incident at CYR724 (ATM - other)

CMB548, MD11, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to Sofia (LBSF), filed a flight plan through CYR724 restricted airspace. The controller cleared the aircraft left 20 degrees on initial contact over TOPPS intersection. The aircraft was climbing through 18,200 ft. at the time of the vector. The aircraft had filed 30,000 ft. as the final altitude (the restricted area is capped at 25,000 ft). There was no impact on operations.

September 29, 2010

Incident at Vicinity of OYSTR Intersection

FDX2, MD11, enroute from Memphis (KMEM) to London (EGSS), experienced an oil leak and engine number-2 was shut down. The pilot declared an emergency and requested clearance to Bangor (KBGR). The aircraft exited Moncton airspace at 14:57Z. The Boston Area Control Centre (ACC) was advised. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A10A0104: FDX2, a Federal Express Boeing MD-11, was en route from Memphis to London when the flight crew advised that they had received an indication of an oil leak on the number two engine (General Electric CF6-80) and had subsequently shut down the engine. The crew later declared an emergency and exited Canadian airspace without further incident.

June 4, 2010

Incident at 95 Miles East of Sydney (CYQY)

UPS213, MD11, enroute from Louisville (KSDF) to Bonn (EDDK) and FDX2, MD11, enroute from Memphis (KMEM) to London (EGSS) were both at 35,000 ft. UPS213 previously deviated from the cleared track due to weather conditions and was then cleared (clearance read back correctly) direct to NOVEP intersection. The aircraft were approximately six nautical miles apart on diverging tracks. UPS213 began tracking north of NOVEP intersection. The controller recognized the situation and provided corrective vectors to establish separation.

April 28, 2010

Incident at 20 Miles East of KANNI Intersection

Approaching the Boston/Moncton boundary, the Moncton Area Control Centre (ACC) was advised that UPS203, MD11, enroute from Philadelphia (KPHL) to Bonn (EDDK), had a problem and was requesting clearance to dump fuel and divert to Boston (KBOS). The Boston Air Route Traffic Control Centre (ARTCC) retained control of the flight. There was no impact on Moncton ACC operations. Nil TSB.

March 25, 2010

Incident at 100 miles east of Sydney (CYQY)

UPS203, McDonnell Douglas MD11, enroute from Philadelphia (KPHL) to Bonn (EDDK), requested clearance to return to Philadelphia due to a maintenance issue. No assistance was required.

March 7, 2010

Incident at routing of 54/40 52/50 DOTTY at 30,000 ft.

UPDATE TSB: A10A0026: FDX1, a Federal Express Boeing MD-11, was en route from Paris to Memphis when the flight crew advised that they were shutting down the number one engine, a General Electric CF6-6, due to the oil temperature being out of range. They did not declare an emergency; however, they did request a diversion to St. John's NL. Approximately one hour later, the crew advised that they would continue to their original destination. The aircraft exited Canadian airspace without further incident.
FDX1, MD11, enroute from Paris (LFPG) to Memphis (KMEM), was operating on a routing of 54/40 52/50 DOTTY at 30,000 ft., when in vicinity of 40 West, advised that they were shutting down the number-1 engine due to oil temperature and requested to divert to St. John's (CYYT). Approximately 60 minutes later, the crew advised that they were continuing to the original destination. No emergency was declared. TSB Case Closed.

July 14, 2009

Incident at MONTRÉAL INTL (MIRABEL) QC (CYMX)

FDX131, un McDonnell Douglas MD11 exploité par Federal Express, s'apprêtait à effectuer un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Mirabel (CYMX) à destination de Memphis (KMEM). Vers 0130Z, l'appareil a été observé circulant sur la voie de circulation JUILIETT. Le spécialiste d'information de vol (FSS) a avisé le pilote qu'il se trouvait sur une voie de circulation fermée par avis aux navigants (NOTAM). L'équipage s'est dirigé vers la voie de circulation INDIA en empruntant une autre voie de circulation fermée. De plus, les lumières des voies de circulation étaient éteintes.*** ** *** FDX131, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 operated by Federal Express, was preparing to conduct an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Mirabel (CYMX) to Memphis (KMEM). At approximately 0130Z, the aircraft was observed taxiing along Taxiway JULIETT. The flight service specialist (FSS) notified the pilot that he was on a taxiway that had been closed via NOTAM. The crew moved toward Taxiway INDIA by way of another closed taxiway. In addition, the taxiway lights were unlit.

May 13, 2009

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

KLM671, un McDonnell Douglas MD11 exploité par KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Amsterdam (EHAM) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). À 2010Z, le pilote a interrompu son approche pour la piste 24 droite, rapportant un cisaillement de vent en finale.*** ** *** KLM671, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Amsterdam (EHAM) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2010Z, the pilot aborted the approach for Runway 24R, reporting wind shear on final.

March 11, 2009

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

KLM671, un McDonnell Douglas MD11 exploité par KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Amsterdam (EHAM) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). À 2207Z, le pilote a interrompu son approche pour la piste 24 droite, rapportant un avertissement de cisaillement de vent en courte finale. L'appareil a atterri sans encombre à 2224Z.

May 21, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0130 - The KLM McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 aircraft (PH-KCA), operating as KLM684, took off from Vancouver for a ferry flight to Amsterdam. While climbing through 7,000 feet the autopilot disconnected. The pilot flying took control manually and felt some limitation in aileron movement. The crew decided to return to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further event with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting standing by.
Royal Dutch Airlines Flight KLM684, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Vancouver Amsterdam, departed Runway 26L. Through 9,000 ft the pilot advised of a problem. Two minutes later the pilot requested return to Vancouver without delay. Emergency standby was initiated. The aircraft landed safely at 2100Z. Runway 26R was closed for approximately 10 minutes. Aircraft were held on the ground and in the air for a short period to facilitate the operation.

December 3, 2009

Incident at Moncton FIR

The Lufthansa Cargo McDonnell - Douglas MD11, operating as GEC816 was on a scheduled Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight from Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY, U.S.A. (KJFK) to Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt, Germany, (EDDF) when the aircrew reported and electrical problem and diverted to Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON (CYYZ) Ops. impact - unknown

October 18, 2009

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Wake turbulence/vortices, Other operational incident)

The Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 aircraft (operating as flight KLM695) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Amsterdam (Schiphol) International Airport, The Netherlands (EHAM) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership Bombardier CL-600-2D15 (705) Regional Jet aircraft (operating as flight JZA8923) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Québec City (JLIA) (CYQB) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The JZA8923 flight crew reported encountering wake turbulence while on the downwind at 7,000 feet at 0011Z. The preceding (heavy) aircraft (KLM695) was eight (8) miles ahead of JZA8923 and had flown the same track and had passed the same location at 7,000 feet at 0009Z (while on the downwind). Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE from TSB Daily Notification Log 22-10-2009 Occurrence Summary A09O0222: The Air Canada Jazz CL-600-2D15 (CRJ 705, flight number 8923, registration C-FLJZ) was on the approach for Toronto/LBPIA at 7000 feet, 8 miles behind a KLM MD11, also at 7000 feet. When the aircraft was on downwind for the active runway, the flight crew reported encountering wake turbulence from the preceding aircraft. There were no injuries to the passengers, as they all had their seatbelts on, however the two flight attendants, who were standing at the time, received minor injuries. Emergency medical services and ARFF were not requested and the flight landed without further incident.

September 20, 2009

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

UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification [#A09O0205]: The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA447) was inbound to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) after a flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) and was cleared to land on runway 05. The Lufthansa Airlines McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 aircraft (operating as Gemini International cargo flight GEC8207) was awaiting departure on runway 33R from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Frankfurt (Main) International Airport, Germany (EDDF). To facilitate the departure, ATC asked ACA447 if they were able to clear runway 05 at taxiway HOTEL3 (which is before the intersection of runways 05 and 33R). After the ACA447 flight crew indicated that they were able to clear at HOTEL3, ATC cleared GEC8207 to take-off on runway 33R. ATC did not explicitly instruct ACA447 to hold short of runway 33R. As a consequence, safety was not assured. In the event, ACA447 cleared runway 05 at HOTEL3 while GEC8207 was airborne and passing the intersection. NAV CANADA is carrying out an OSI.
The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA447) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Lufthansa Cargo AG. McDonald Douglas MD11 aircraft (operating as flight GEC8207) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Frankfurt (Main) International Airport, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). ACA447 was inbound cleared to land RWY05. GEC8207 was cleared to depart RWY33R. Hold short instructions were not provided to ACA447.

November 13, 2009

Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)

UPDATE TSB: A09A0108: FDX3, a Federal Express McDonnell Douglas MD-11, was en route from Cologne to Memphis when the flight crew declared a PAN situation due to smoke in the cockpit. The crew requested and received a clearance to divert the flight to Goose Bay and landed safely without further incident. Maintenance inspection revealed that a number one engine thrust reverser actuator was leaking hydraulic fluid onto a bleed air duct. The duct was cleaned, associated filters replaced, and the thrust reverser actuator was replaced. The aircraft was returned to service, departed Goose Bay for Memphis, and exited Canadian airspace without further incident.
FDX3, MD11, enroute from Cologne/Bonn (EDDK) to Memphis (KMEM), declared an emergency (PAN PAN PAN) and reported smoke in the cockpit. The flight crew request clearance to divert to Goose Bay (CYYR). The aircraft was cleared present position direct to Goose Bay. There was no traffic. The aircraft landed at 01:35Z without further incident. TSB Case Closed.

August 27, 2008

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

RAM206, a Boeing 767-300 operated by Royal Air Maroc, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Casablanca (GMMN) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2 NM on final for Runway 24R, the pilot decided to go around because he thought he was too close to KLM672, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in front of him, which was on the take-off run from Runway 24R.

February 19, 2008

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Update #1: The TSB occurrence number and class of investigation were added. According to TSB report # A08Q0038: The MD11 operated by KLM under KLM671 had just exited the runway via taxiway B2 after landing on runway 24R at Montréal, QC when the flight crew reported an indication of fire in the APU. Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services were dispatched to the site. No trace of fire was found. The aircraft taxied to the gate. **** ** **** Mise à jour #1: Le numéro et la classe d'enquête du BST ont été ajoutés. Selon le rapport du BST # A08Q0038: Le MD11 exploité par KLM sous l'indicatif de vol KLM671 venait de sortir sur la voie de circulation B2 suite à un atterrissage sur la piste 24R à Montréal, QC lorsque l'équipage a signalé une indication de feu de l'APU. Les services de lutte contre les incendies ont été dépêchés sur les lieux. Aucune présence de feu n'a été observée. L'appareil a circulé jusqu'à la passerelle de débarquement.
KLM671, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 operated by K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines, had conducted an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Amsterdam (EHAM) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). After landing on runway 24R at Montréal/Trudeau, the aircraft exited the runway via taxiway BRAVO2. The flight crew reported an indication of fire in the auxiliary power unit (APU), but the tower controller could not see any signs of fire. Emergency services were dispatched to the site. At 2208Z, the aircraft taxied to the apron. No impact on ATC operations. **** ** **** KLM671, un McDonnell Douglas MD11 exploité par K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines, avait effectué un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Amsterdam (EHAM) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). Après l'atterrissage sur la piste 24 droite à Montréal/Trudeau, l'aéronef a quitté la piste par la voie de circulation BRAVO2. L'équipage a avisé avoir une indication de feu au groupe auxiliaire de bord (APU), mais rien n'était visible par le contrôleur de la tour. Les services d'urgence ont été dépêchés. À 2208Z, l'aéronef a circulé vers la rampe. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

June 27, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij N.V. (K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines) Flight KLM681, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Amsterdam to Vancouver International advised they had a passenger in distress and were declaring a medical emergency. Aircraft was accorded medivac priority and landed RWY26R without further incident at 2311Z.

May 6, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij N.V. (K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines) Flight KLM681, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Amsterdam to Vancouver, declared PAN PAN upon touchdown on Runway 26R stating that they had an engine fire. Emergency Response Services (ERS) was called out, and the aircraft taxied off the runway stopping on Taxiway M6. No smoke was visible from the Control Tower. The pilot then advised that it was probably a false indication. The ERS personnel made a visual inspection to confirm there was no fire. The aircraft taxied to the gate at 2310Z. Runway 26R was re-opened at 2313Z.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A08P0119: The KLM MD-11 aircraft, operating as KLM681, landed on Runway 26R at Vancouver after a flight from Amsterdam. Upon touchdown, the No. 3 engine fire warning light illuminated, although the fire bell did not ring. The crew advised the tower and Airport Fire Fighting (AFF) responded. The aircraft exited the runway and stopped on Taxiway M6. The crew performed the fire drill for the No. 3 engine, discharging a fire bottle, but after 30 seconds the warning persisted so a second bottle was discharged and the engine was shut down in accordance with the QRH checklist. AFF inspected the engine, but found no signs of fire and the aircraft proceeded to the gate. The fire warning system circuit breaker was reset and the warning disappeared. The snag is under investigation by company maintenance.

April 20, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Incursion - runway - vehicle)

UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: Follow up by Air Traffic Control is ongoing.
WILDLIFE62 (TK-Truck Camion) after advising of his intentions was not instructed to hold short of the runway at Vancouver. As a result the vehicle proceeded onto the runway without authorization. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight KLM682, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Vancouver to destination unknown, on the Taxiway was provided with a take-off clearance. When the vehicle was observed on the runway, the take-off clearance was immediately cancelled.

April 10, 2008

Incident at ORNAI Intersection

At 0006Z Oakland Center Sector 1 coordinated Federal Express Corporation Flight FDX18, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Osaka Japan to Memphis TN, ORNAI 0042Z FL350. At 0043Z the aircraft contacted Vancouver Area Control Centre at ORNAI FL330. There was no resulting conflict with other traffic.

March 23, 2008

Incident at Approximately 5813N/131W (Conflict - loss of separation, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE from TSB. A08P0068: The Federal Express MD-11F aircraft operating as FDX84, took off from Anchorage for Memphis, cruising at FL330. At about 40 nm southwest of the Dease Lake NDB, FDX84 requested climb to FL350, which was authorized by the controller. However, an Air Canada Regional (Jazz) CRJ-200 aircraft operating as JZA8447, from Vancouver to Whitehorse, was on a crossing track at FL340 at a distance of approximately 15 nm. An operating irregularity occured because the minimum crossing track standard in that airspace is 20 GPS miles and safety was not assured.
Federal Express Corporation Flight FDX84, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Anchorage AK to Memphis TN, requested a climb from FL330 to FL350. The controller issued FL350 to FDX84 without ensuring separation between FDX84 and Air Canada Jazz Flight JZA8447, a Canadair CRJ2 IFR Vancouver to Whitehorse International, who was traffic on a crossing track at FL340. The aircraft had approximately 15 NM at their common crossing point, at approximately 5813N/131W, where the minimum crossing track standard in that airspace is 20 GPS miles.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required.

March 9, 2008

Incident at 40 NM Northwest of Comox (CYQQ)

Federal Express Corporation Flight FDX16, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Anchorage AK (PANC) to Seattle (KSEA), was diverting from Memphis (KMEM) to KSEA, and requested to dump fuel. The aircraft, at FL250 40 NM Northwest of Comox, started the fuel dump at 0330Z and ended at 0333Z. There was no operational impact.

September 23, 2008

Incident at CYD744 (ATS operating irregularity)

GEC8283, MD11, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Leipzig (EDDP), entered CYD744 when the airspace was active.
UPDATE TSB: A08A0127: The Boeing MD11F, operating as Lufthansa flight GEC8283 from John F. Kennedy airport to Leipzig-Schkeuditz Germany was enroute at 33000 feet when it entered military airspace, approximately one minute after the airspace had been designated. The controller had just come on shift and had not been briefed on the details of the designated airspace. A second controller immediately updated the first controller and flight GEC8283 was subsequently cleared to 30000 feet.

September 4, 2008

Incident at Oceanic Airspace (ATM - other)

MD11, McDonnell enroute Helsinki (EFHK) to New-York (KJFK) westbound- cleared routing 64/30 61/40 58/50 LOACH @ 36, 000 feet. Aircraft progressed correctly at 64/30. At 61/40, flight said proceeding to 58/40 instead of 58/50. Aircraft then requested present position direct LOACH. Aircraft was asked to confirm routing, and indicated that he had incorrectly flown towards 58/40. Flight was then recleared present position direct 58/50 LOACH. Reclearance occurred 8 minutes after 40W progress. Flight estimated to be at 5950/40. Aircraft did not infringe upon protected airspace for any other flights. Nil TSB

July 1, 2008

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

UPS204, MD11, enroute from Bonn (EDDK) to Philadelphia (KPHAL), advised of a mechanical problem and requested to divert to St. John?s (CYYT). The aircraft descended to 20,000 ft. and was cleared direct to St. John?s. There was no emergency declared and no assistance was required. The aircraft landed at 09:10Z without further incident.

June 6, 2008

Incident at 4805N/6625W (ELT)

ELT reports were received from AZA642, Boeing 767, strong ELT at 4805N/6625W at 18:01Z, duration of three minutes and FIN6, MD11, at 4822/6736, strong ELT, duration of two to three minutes. The Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) was advised.

January 26, 2008

Incident at Vicinity of 51N 050W

The flight crew of FDX32, MD11, enroute from Memphis (KMEM) to Frankfurt (EDDF), did not comply with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance. The aircraft was issued, and read back, an oceanic clearance to descend and cross 51N 050W at 29,000 ft. The aircraft was observed on radar and confirmed by automatic position report to be at 30,100 ft. when crossing 51N 050W. There was no traffic.

January 16, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA1998, MD11, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), missed the approach to Runway 32 and climbed to 3,000 ft. without clearance. The missed approach altitude was 2,200 ft.

November 23, 2007

Incident at 15 NM au nord-est de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL).

KLM672, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 operated by K.L.M Royal Dutch Airlines, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) to Amsterdam (EHAM). At approximately 0058Z, the flight crew reported a problem with the landing gear, which was stuck in the extended position. The pilot requested clearance to remain in level flight at 10 000 ft. A few minutes later, the flight crew indicated that the problem was resolved, and continued to their destination. *** *** *** KLM672, un McDonnell Douglas MD11 exploité par K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL) à destination d'Amsterdam (EHAM). Vers 0058Z, l'équipage a rapporté un problème avec le train d'atterrissage qui demeurait baissé. Le pilote a demandé l'autorisation pour que l'appareil demeure à 10000 pieds en palier. Quelques minutes plus tard, l'équipage a indiqué que le problème était réglé et a continué vers sa destination.

October 30, 2007

Incident at 230 NM au nord-est de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL

KLM671, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 operated by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight from Amsterdam (EHAM) to Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). At 2128Z, when it was 230 NM northeast of Montréal/Trudeau, the crew reported that a passenger on board was ill, and needed urgent medical attention. The pilot requested medical priority, and that an ambulance be on site for the arrival. The aircraft landed at Montréal/Trudeau at 2210Z without incident. *** *** *** KLM671, un McDonnell Douglas MD11 exploité par KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) depuis Amsterdam (EHAM) à destination de Montréal/Trudeau (CYUL). À 2128Z, situé à 230 milles nautiques au nord-est de Montréal/Trudeau, l'équipage a indiqué avoir un passager malade à bord requérant une attention médicale urgente. Le pilote a demandé la priorité médicale et a demandé la présence d'une ambulance pour l'arrivée. L'aéronef s'est posé à Montréal/Trudeau à 2210Z sans encombre.

October 9, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATM - other)

After landing, K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines Flight KLM681, a McDonnell Douglas MD11 IFR Amsterdam (EHAM) to Vancouver (CYVR), asked the Tower Controller if he heard the instructions transmitted when the aircraft was on short final. The words, as relayed by the pilot, were "Don't land - Don't land" repeated two or three times but very weak. The controller heard nothing. No erroneous or unauthorized messages were heard on the tape.

August 31, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Royal Dutch Airlines McDonell Douglas MD11 flight KLM681, IFR Amsterdam to Vancouver reported hitting several birds while landing runway 26R. The runway was closed for surface inspection. Nothing found. Horizon Airlines flight QXE278 issued missed approach. Runway reopened at 2342z.

September 27, 2007

Incident at 85 Miles Northeast of Sydney (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE TSB: A07A0115: ACA693, an Airbus A320 aircraft, en route from St. John's to Toronto at FL320 was cleared to climb to FL340. Shortly afterwards, WOA8285, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft, en route from New York to Brussels at FL310 was cleared to climb to FL330. The two aircraft passed within 800 feet vertical and 1.4 miles lateral separation when 1000 feet vertical or 5 miles lateral was required. Nav Canada will be conducting an OSI.
ACA693, Airbus 320, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Toronto (CYYZ) was cleared to climb from 32,000 ft to 34,000 ft. Shortly after WOA8285, MD11, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Brussels (EBBR) was cleared to climb from 31,000 ft, to 33,000 ft. The two aircraft passed with less than the 1,000-foot vertical or five-mile radar separation required. TSB Case Closed.

August 9, 2007

Incident at Gander Oceanic FIR

RCH0806, MD11, enroute from Bangor (KBGR) to Leipzig (EDDP), declared an emergency due to an engine failure and descended to 27,500 ft. from 29,000 ft. using contingency offset procedures. The aircraft was subsequently given a clearance to Dublin, Ireland at 27,000 ft. No other assistance was required. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A07A0085: RCH0806, a commercially-registered McDonnell Douglas MD-11 on a military charter, was en route from Bangor to Leipzig, Germany at FL290. Just prior to exiting Gander oceanic airspace, the flight crew declared an emergency due to an engine failure; however, they did not specify which of the three Pratt and Whitney PW 4060 engines had failed. The crew then carried out the oceanic contingency procedure and descended to FL275 after which they were issued a clearance to Dublin. The aircraft exited Gander oceanic airspace without further incident.

July 29, 2007

Incident at Moncton FIR 30 NM west of Moncton (CYQM)

FIN06, MD11, enroute from New York (KJFK) to Helsinki (EFHK), reported flap problems 30 nautical miles west of Moncton (CYQM) and diverted to Bangor (KBGR). No assistance was required. Nil TSB.

May 8, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A US registered MD11; enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ) was cleared to land on Runway 23. The aircraft appeared to conduct a normal approach but then leveled out 20 feet above the runway, flew along the runway for approximately 3,500 feet at which point the pilot announced he was going around. The aircraft was vectored for a second approach and landed at 23:21Z. TSB Evaluating.

March 31, 2007

Incident at Aircraft routing 44N050W 48N040W 50N030W (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The eastbound estimate for GEC8205, MD11, enroute from Atlanta (KATL) to Frankfurt (EDDF), was approved with New York OAC at 33,000 ft, but was entered in Gander Automated Air Traffic System at 35,000 ft. The aircraft progressed by 44N050W at 33,000 ft. Less than minimum longitudinal separation existed with westbound flights at 33,000 ft.

October 13, 2006

Incident at Gander Oceanic FIR - 5130N 030W

FDX1, MD11, enroute from London (EGSS) to Memphis (KMEM), was cleared 52/20 51/30 50/40 but actually progressed 5130/30 due to an incorrect entry into the Flight Management (FMS) System. The incorrect position resulted in the aircraft operating 30 nautical miles off of its cleared path. There was no traffic. Nil TSB.

August 9, 2006

Incident at 40 Miles East of Sydney

GCO8284, MD11, enroute from Brussels (EBBR) to New York (KJFK) at 38,000 ft. reported a cabin light indication and requested descent to 20,000 ft. The crew then determined that the door seal appeared OK and leveled off at 28,000 ft. The aircraft continued to destination. RCC was advised. The aircraft exited Canadian airspace at 07:57Z. Nil TSB.

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