Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (ATS operating irregularity)

Summary

2001-01-17: AFR3532 B747 FL320 Routing in part, 50/20(1738)48/30 (1833) 43/40(1945). At approximately 1835z, New York OACC issued a clearance mistakenly to AFR3532 to climb to FL340 which was intended for another Air France aircraft operating within the New York OCA. Traffic, opposite direction, AAL156 at FL330 routing in part, 48/40(1759) 49/30(1849) 50/20. At the time AFR3532 climbed, aircraft tracks were laterally separated by approximately 60 nm, however the separation requirement was to maintain vertical separation until a prescribed time after aircraft passage or until such time as reports were obtained which confirmed lateral separation. No Gander ACC involvement. New York conducting an internal investigation. TSB Case Closed. More to follow. Additional OPI ANS and Airspace.
2001-01-22: TSB Update A01A0005: The Air France Boeing 747, operating as AFR3532, was at FL320 routing in part, 50N/20W (1738 UTC), 48N/30W (1833 UTC), 43/40 (1945 UTC). At approximately 1835 UTC, New York OACC mistakenly issued a clearance through Gander to AFR3532 for a climb to FL340. The clearance was intended for another Air France aircraft, AFR3552, operating within the New York OACC. Traffic opposite direction to AFR3532 was an American Airlines A300 at FL330, operating as AAL156. The routing for AAL156 was, in part, 48N/40W (1759 UTC), 49N30W (1849 UTC), 50N20W (1933 UTC). At the time AFR3532 commenced the climb, the aircraft tracks were laterally separated by approximately 60 NM; however, the separation requirement was to be maintained vertically until a prescribed time after aircraft passage or until such time as reports were obtained which confirmed lateral separation. New York OACC is conducting an internal investigation. No Gander ACC involvement.

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0034
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-01-16 - 18:36
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 13636
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions,ATM/CNS
Events ATS operating irregularity



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration French Republic
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner
Operator AIR FRANCE (5421) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model 747 233B
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AFR3532
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Conflict - loss of separation

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