Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Weather - other, Other operational incident, Declared emergency/priority)


2003-01-29: Several aircraft required descent below Flight Level 350 due to very low fuel temperatures at FL350 and above. This occurred in an approximate area bonded by 56N 40W - 56N 30W - 54N 30W - 54N 40W at FL350 and above. UAL966 a Boeing 767 declared an emergency and was cleared to FL320 (there was no traffic). KLM 618 a Boeing 747 had to execute contingency procedures to get a lower altitude due to traffic at intermediate altitudes and received a new clearance upon reaching FL280. ACA 890 a Boeing 767 and DAL129 a Boeing 767 requested and received clearances for lower altitudes (there was no traffic).


CADORS Number 2003A0054
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-01-28 - 04:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic Airspace
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 27255
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other
Events Weather - other,Other operational incident,Declared emergency/priority

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