Incident at Gander Oceanic


1999-05-25: VIR018 B747 enroute Newark to Gatwick reported a Security Concern (possible Bomb Threat) and request divert to Stephenville. Flight was subsequently recleared to Goose Bay. Flight landed 0239z. Event turned out to be a false alarm due to miscommunication between aircrew and company operations. Flight departed for Gatwick without further incident. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 1999A0294
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-05-23 - 01:31
Day or Night? Night-time
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 Security related

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
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number VIR018
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Security acts

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