Incident at Iqaluit, NWT


1996-05-31: Aircraft enroute from London, England to Los Angeles, CA, approximately 300 nm northeast of Iqaluit. Pilot advised Baffin Radio that a passenger had a heart attack and was being attended by two doctors. A decision was made to divert to CYFB. Aircraft landed at 1624Z. UPDATE: After landing, while taxiing, the aircraft struck a fuel cabinet, damaging the engine cowling. More information available through Quebec region CADORS 96Q0261.


CADORS Number 1996O0192
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Other
Occurred At 1996-05-31 - 15:20
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Iqaluit, NWT
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Other
Categories Medical,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.

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
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number VIR007
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Unknown
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with object,Medical emergency

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