Incident at Gander Oceanic (ATS operating irregularity)


1997-06-18: At approximately 1520z Gander ACC Shift Manager contacted Gander Tower to confirm the route issued to N754CX. This was done but there was no way to confirm, at that time, that the clearance on the strip was in fact what was issued to the aircraft. The Technical Duty Manager (TDM) was contacted and the tape procured. Subsequently it was determined that the Tower Controller had issued coordinates 53 North 15 West as opposed to 52 North 15 West which was on the strip. N754CX was operating IFR in the enroute phase of flight in Oceanic airspace. Weather was not a factor. Prior to contacting the Tower for confirmation, Gander Oceanic had become aware of the error and issued an ATC Insruction to avoid a Gross Navigational Error. Separation was not lost.


CADORS Number 1997A0295
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-13 - 15:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories ATM/CNS
Events ATS operating irregularity

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