Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)


2001-01-22: TSB Update A01A0006: The Air Tours International Airbus 330 reported a medical emergency due to a passenger possibly suffering a heart attack. The aircraft began a descent into St. John´s and commenced dumping fuel. The aircraft landed safely on RWY 29 at 04:34 NDT. While taxing and attempting to turn for backtrack the aircraft manoeuvred too far left on the turn around bay and could not proceed further to complete the turn. Airport service vehicles escorted the ambulance to the aircraft where the passenger was removed then transported to hospital. A tug was then used to turn the aircraft around the aircraft then powered up and taxied to the terminal ramp. At the ramp the aircraft was re-fueled and cleared to taxi, via the Golf taxiway, for departure. During taxi from the ramp the aircraft experienced difficulty making the turn onto Golf and ended up with the nose wheel and left main wheel in close proximity to the edge of the taxiway. A tug was use in an attempt to push the aircraft back to the center of the taxiway while the engines were running. However, the slippery conditions made the push-back attempt difficult and potentially hazardous to aircraft and ground crew. The engines were shutdown and the aircraft was successfully towed back the terminal ramp
2001-01-17: AIH028 A330 enroute Gatwick advised possible medical emergency due 50 year old female with apparent heart attack. Doctors on board. 40 miles east of St. John´s requested and cleared to divert to St. John´s. Nil traffic, details passed to St.John´s FSS. Flight landed 0804. TSB Case Closed. More to follow.


CADORS Number 2001A0035
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-01-17 - 07:40
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYYT
Aerodrome Name ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 40 NM EAST
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 13639
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Medical

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
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model A330 202
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AIH028
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency,Diversion

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