Incident at Gander Oceanic/46N 44W


1997-02-17: The Boeing 767, operating as AAL132 (N360AA) was eastbound from New York to London. When the flight crew tested the fuel crossfeed valve, the valve in transit light illuminated indicating a malfunction. The crew requested a descent/diversion to Gander but ACC could not accommodate their request due to traffic below. AAL132 carried out the contingency plan, declared an emergency and turned 30 miles north of track while descending to FL360 to divert to Gander. ERS was advised and AAL132 landed in Gander safely at 0657z Maintenance identified that the crossfeed valve was in the position selected (Open) but the indicator showed it to be in transit.The valve was operated manually and it was observed that the indicator functioned normally thereafter. The B767 was returned to service. TSB closed.


CADORS Number 1997A0079
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-02-14 - 05:24
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic/46N 44W
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Fuel related

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 767 333
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AAL132
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fuel management

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