Incident at Near Stephenville NF


1999-05-12: UAL906 B777 advised diverting to Gander due to "Funny Smell" in the cockpit. It was reported that the smell was similar to Kerosene. Flight commenced fuel dump. Flight landed safely at Gander 0420z with ERS standing by. No emergency declared. TSB case Closed. Update: The smell was reported to have been concentrated in the area of Door L2 and R2. Thorough inspection and testing of the aircraft and its systems failed to locate the source or reproduce the smell. A replacement aircraft was brought in to transport the passengers on the continuation of their trip and the occurrence aircraft was returned to New York. The aircraft exited Canadian Airspace without any reappearance of the smell. TSB File A99A0041


CADORS Number 1999A0156
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-03-26 - 03:50
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
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Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Near Stephenville NF
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Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 777
Year Built
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Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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