Incident at Gander Oceanic Airspace


1996-10-11: Due to a medical emergency, the pilot request a descent and a diversion to Gander. ATC was unable to comply due traffic so the pilot descended to FL280 according to contigency procedures and was then cleared as requested.


CADORS Number 1996A0831
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-10-11 - 13:27
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic Airspace
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Medical

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. (5412) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 767
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N391AA AAL55
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency

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