Incident at 5830N/3400W


1997-03-24: UAL 917 a Boeing 777 registered N969UA was operating at FL350 on track "D" advised they had a passenger with a heart attack. There was a Doctor on board. They requested clearance direct to Keflavik but ATC was unable due to traffic. Pilot advised that he was declaring an emergency descending to FL340 and proceeding to Keflavik direct. Aircraft crossed nine other aircraft at FL330 and FL350 with a 1000 foot separation. Contingency procedure was followed.


CADORS Number 1997A0142
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-03-23 - 14:42
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
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Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 5830N/3400W
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TSB Class of Investigation
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Medical

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator UNITED AIR LINES, INC. (422) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 777
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Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency

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