2001-11-19: DAL83 FL340 enroute Nice France to New York routing in part 52/40(1543z),52/50 (1633z), DOTTY. At 1553z, aircraft declared an emergency due to a generator failure. Flight executed contingency procedures, off-setting 30 miles south and descended to FL270, an available flight level suggested by ATC. DAL83 was cleared direct Gander at FL270 and arrived at 1721z without incident. SAR and TSB advised. TSB Case Closed with more to follow.
2001-11-23: TSB Update Nov 20, 2001. A01A0140: The #1 generator on Delta 83, a Boeing 767-300, failed shortly after take off from Nice for New York. The auxiliary power unit (APU) was started to provide backup power, and the flight was continued. When the aircraft was about 480 nm east of Gander the APU shutdown and could not be restarted. The crew declared an emergency, executed a contingency descent from FL 340 to FL 270, and offset 30 miles to the south of track. The crew requested a diversion to Gander, and were cleared at FL 270. The aircraft landed at Gander without further incident. Maintenance personnel subsequently found that the APU was low on oil. Two quarts of oil were added, and the APU started and ran normally. No external oil leaks were observed on the APU. The aircraft has proceeded to New York.


CADORS Number 2001A0701
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-11-17 - 15:53
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0140
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 18747
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator DELTA AIR LINES, INC. (624) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 767 209
Year Built
Engine Type
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number DAL83
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Diversion,Declared emergency/priority

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