Incident at Gander Oceanic


1997-08-21: XBFXO C501 enroute Goose Bay to Reykjavik FL430 nil 50W position report received. At 2111z TSC851 relayed XBFXO heading 088 29 DME from Loach reported low fuel and battery. TSC851 also advised no further contact and aircraft may have turned off radio to conserve power. Several unsuccessful attempts to contact XBFXO. At 2230z, Sonderstrom called to advise that Narssarssuaq (BGBW) reported XBFXO and unexpectedly landed at that airport 2217z. The crew later reported they had lost cabin pressure and had to do an emergency descent and landed BGBW. There was no traffic for the aircraft FL430 and below.


CADORS Number 1997A0378
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-08-02 - 21:11
Day or Night?
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 [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
Model 501
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Decompression/pressurization

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