Incident at GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)


2001-09-20: Correction Sept. 20,2001: VIR3 landed in Goose Bay on Sept. 17,2001 instead of Gander.
2001-09-18: VIRS B747 enroute Heathrow to New-York at 35,000 feet, advised Gander that aircraft would have to divert to Gander. No reason provided when requested by Gander Shift Manager and dispatch to call when they became aware of the problem. At 1756Z, Gander OAC cleared VIR3 to 34,000 feet and to Gander. At 1800Z the Gander Shift Manager contacted Virgin dispatch and was informed that a newspaper had been found near VIR3 parking gate and contained information regarding some sort of threat. At 1806Z VIR3 advised ops normal, however,in accordance with company operating procedures, upgraded his status to a MAYDAY. VIR3 landed in Gander at 1907Z. Aircraft was evacuated after landing, and authorities prepared to search the aircraft. TSB Case Closed
2001-09-20: TSB Update : A01A0117: VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS flight VIR3, FL350, was flying onrouting (in part) 56140 (1725z), 55!50(1809z), OYSTR (1833z). At approx. 1730z, Virgin dispatch advised Gander ACC that VIR3 would have to divert to CYYR. No reason provided when requested. At 1756z, Gander OAC cleared VIR3 to FL340 and direct CYYR. At 1800z the Gander Shift manager was informed that some sort of threat to the flight had been found. At 1806z, VIR3 advised ops normal, however, in accordance with company operating procedures, upgraded his status to a MAYDAY. VIR3 landed CYYR at 1907z. Aircraft was evacuated after landing using four sets of mobile stairs. The authorities are searching the aircraft.


CADORS Number 2001A0591
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-09-17 - 17:30
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYYR
Aerodrome Name GOOSE BAY NL (CYYR)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Goose Bay
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0117
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17753
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Security related,Other

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
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747 233B
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number VIR3
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Security acts,Diversion

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