Incident at 49N 45W


1997-02-04: TWA 842, a Boeing 767, was out of Kennedy Airport enroute to Milano. At 0253Z the crew advised they had a compressor problem with the right engine. An emergency was declared and the contingency procedure was followed down to FL260. The aircraft was then cleared direct to Gander. The crew advised that the right engine was at idle and the landing would be carried out as such. CFR was standing by when the B767 made an uneventful landing. TSB noted that prior to the compressor stall(s) the aircraft had entered an area of turbulence and had experienced a loss of airspeed. As a result, the auto throttle set climb power, it was about this time the compressor stall problem started. Maintenance found no evidence of engine damage and adjusted the Engine Variable Bleed Control. A ground run was carried out and the aircraft was returned to service. TSB closed.


CADORS Number 1997A0041
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-02-01 - 03:00
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 49N 45W
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, INC. (420) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 767 209
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number TWA 842
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction,Declared emergency/priority

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