Incident at North Atlantic Ocean


1996-01-15: The flight was enroute from San Francisco to London at FL370 when the pilot advised ATC that they were requesting an emergency descent due to severe turbulence. The aircraft had already descended by the time ATC cleared them to FL290. There was no loss of separation with any other aircraft. The ride was smooth at FL290 and the flight continued to destination without further incident. A sigmet had been issued stating that moderate to severe turbulence was forcast and observed in the area in question. TSB case closed.Air1: GBDXKAir2: Boeing B747Air3: British AirwaysOccurrence: Severe TurbulenceClass: IZCategory: 270 280


CADORS Number 1994A1130
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By
Occurred At 1994-11-29 - 09:04
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, North Atlantic Ocean
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By
Categories Turbulence encounter,Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747 133
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number G-BDXK
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence

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