Incident at Iqaluit, NWT


1997-09-29: VIR 019 was about 350 miles northeast of Iqaluit, en route from Heathrow, UK to Los Angeles, when the crew advised ATC of a medical emergency on board the a/c. It was reported that a passenger had suffered a heart attack, so the crew decided to divert to Iqaluit. The hospital at Iqaluit was advised, and the a/c landed there without further incident at 1545Z.


CADORS Number 1997C0667
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-09-28 - 14:50
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Northwest Territories, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Iqaluit, NWT
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
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number VIR 019
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency

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