Incident at Gander Oceanic


1999-12-20: AFR347 B747 FL340 enroute Montreal to Paris received oceanic Clerance from Gander to expect FL330. At 0316z AFR347 was radar observed descending without an ATC clearance. ATC units unable to contact flight. Communications re-established through SELCAL. When queried the pilot stated they had received clearance from Gander ATC or Gander IFSS. Gander filing a report on incident. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 1999A0704
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-12-19 - 03:16
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 Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR FRANCE 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 AFR347
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction

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