Incident at Gander Oceanic


1997-08-21: BAW223 B777 enroute London to Washington FL350, at 1827z aircraft reported reaching FL360. There was no clearance issued to BAW223 by Gander or Prestwick. The pilot advised he had requested FL360 through Prestwick ACC was denied and was passed identification of traffic at FL360. BAW223 subsequently heard the traffic report level at FL370 and assumed he could climb to FL360. Pilot admitted mistake and apologized.


CADORS Number 1997A0296
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-06-18 - 18:30
Day or Night? Day-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 Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 777
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number BAW223
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - potential

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