Incident at Gander Oceanic


1997-03-12: KAC102, an A340 registered 9KANA was on a flight from Kennedy International to London Heathrow at FL390. It progressed 54/40 at 0538Z estimating 55/30 at 0622Z. At 0610Z the flight advised that it was shutting down #3 engine and requested descent to below FL350. Did not declare an emergency but stated that the descent was necessary. Traffic below was British Airways BAW176 at FL370 and Delta Airlines DAL64 at FL330. Both were cleared to FL310 and FL290 respectively. KAC102 was issued a clearance to FL330 and reported level at 0623Z. The flight also progressed 30W at 0623 and continued to London. Prestwick took over the surveillance of the flight.


CADORS Number 1997A0126
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-03-12 - 06:10
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration State of Kuwait
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator KUWAIT AIRWAYS CORP. (5739) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model A340 313
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KAC102
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine shut down

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