Incident at Gander Oceanic

Summary

2000-04-25: AAL38 B767 FL350 position 190 NM SW St. John's reported a large crack in a forward window resulting in pressurization problems. Pilot declared an emergency and diverted St. John's. Landed without further incident at 0602Z. TSB case Closed. TSB file # A00A0064. Update. The outer pane on the co-pilot's Windshield had cracked and the inner pane had remained intact. It was discovered that the Heating Controller for the Windshield had failed. Maintenance personnel have replaced the Windshield and the Heating Controller. The aircraft has been returned to service. The Operator will forward the Pilot's written report to the TSB to clarify the nature of the "Pressurization Problems".

Details


CADORS Number 2000A0207
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2000-04-19 - 05:24
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
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 System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AMERICAN AIRLINES
Operator AMERICAN AIRLINES Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model 767
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number CALL SIGN AAL38
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Airframe failure

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