Incident at Gander Oceanic near 33 W


2003-03-26: TSB Update - 2003/03/25 - A03A0031: N609GC a Gemini Air Cargo DC-10, flight number GCO7922, was in cruise at FL330 estimating 51N30W at 0416 UTC. At 0403 the crew advised Gander ACC that they had a fire warning indication and were requesting to continue eastbound and divert to Shannon, Iceland. The clearance was issued and the aircraft continued and landed uneventfully. The crew had observed a fire warning light for the upper main deck cargo area and elected to discharge the fire bottle. A short time after the fire warning indicator flickered again for approximately one second and the crew discharged the second bottle. Maintenance discovered that the #3 fire detector was faulty and providing a false indication.
2003-03-05: A DC10 en route from Charlottesville to Oostende at Flight Level 330 and Mach 0.82 at position 49N 40W at 0329Z was estimating 51N 30W at 04163Z. At 0403Z the aircraft advised of an indication of smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft requested and was cleared Mach 0.85 and diverted to Shannon. TSB - Case Closed - More to follow.


CADORS Number 2003A0155
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-05 - 04:03
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic near 33 W
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0031
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 27971
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 GEMINI AIR CARGO, INC. (10960) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model DC10
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number GCO7922
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events False warning - smoke or fire,Diversion

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