Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1997-07-25: The crew of VIR 020, a B747 enroute from San Francisco to London, advised ATC that they had a medical emergency on board and would need to divert to Winnipeg. At the time, the a/c was in the vicinity of Langruth, and the crew flew an easterly heading north of Winnipeg for about 10 minutes dumping fuel before landing on Runway 18 at 0305Z. The pilot requested an ambulance for an epileptic patient as well as ground transportation for 350 passengers and 20 crew. He also requested air stairs and a fire extinguisher because he thought it might be necessary to keep one engine running due to an u/s APU. No other a/c were inconvenienced.


CADORS Number 1997C0482
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-07-25 - 02:32
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
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 Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747 233B
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number VIR020
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency

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