Incident at Gander Oceanic


1999-11-02: RCH2294 C17 declared an emergency due Fumes in the Aircraft. Crew donned oxygen Masks and deviated 30 nm south of track. At 1706z flight reported FL200 and performing checks. No further assistance required. Aircraft diverted to Gander and when 30 NE of Gander reported a Flap porblem. Crew still on Oxygen and requested ERS on standby. Flight landed Gander 1825z. TSB evaluating. Update: The USAF in Charleston advised that it was not related to fire, smoke, or fumes. The load masters began to feel hypoxic and advised the pilots. O2 masks were dropped and a descent initiated. Apparently, a nitrogen cart on board had not been properly vented and a partially opened valve on the cart was the cause of the hypoxia. The cart was off-loaded in Gander, and the flight continued to Charleston. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 1999A0623
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-10-30 - 17:03
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 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 US MILITARY State
Make  Silhouette image of MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number RCH2294
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning),Declared emergency/priority

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