Incident at Vicinity of Hopedale Labrador


1996-11-20: AAL87 departed London Heathrow flight planned to Chicago was abeam Hopedale Labrador and declared a medical emergency and diverted to Gander NFLD. At 1630Z and at approximately 120 nm east of Goose Bay on a south bound track the aircraft dumped fuel for three minutes and continued to Gander. The aircraft was subsequently handed off to Gander ACC and no further assisstance was required from Moncton ACC.


CADORS Number 1996A0869
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1996-11-20 - 16:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Vicinity of Hopedale Labrador
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,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 Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model MD-11
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AAL87
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Medical emergency

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