Incident at Gander/Prestwick Oceanic


1997-07-24: AFR6421 was enroute from KJFK (New York) to LFPG ( Paris) and progressed 51N30W at 0851z. The crew reported an engine failure and were attempting a restart. At 0853Z they commenced an emergency descent to FL290 from FL340. EGPK ( Prestwick) passed traffic and assumed Search and Rescue activation responsiblity if required. Prestwick assumed control of the aircraft and no further information available at this time.


CADORS Number 1997A0363
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-24 - 08:52
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander/Prestwick 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 Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR FRANCE Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo jet
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AFR6421
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine failure

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