June 1, 2018

Incident at 4434N / 03736W

A Lockheed P-3 (Aurora/Orion) (160586/VVYB586) from Portsmouth, NH (KPSM) to Rota, Spain (LERT) reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. The flight requested and was cleared to St. John's, NL (CYYT). At 2225Z, the flight requested to change its destination to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) and then shortly after to KPSM, estimated time of arrival (ETA) 0130Z. The flight was cleared as requested and exited Gander Area Control Centre (CZQX) airspace at 2335Z.