2003-03-17: A C5 en route from Rota to Westover AFB at 1600Z near 43N 30W descended from FL350 to FL250 due to Pressurization problems. At 1642Z the aircraft requested a further descent to FL150. At 1706Z the aircraft declared an emergency and requested a diversion to St. John's due to the shutdown of the number 1 engine. At 1750Z the aircraft requested to divert to Gander and landed Gander safely at 1912Z.


CADORS Number 2003A0171
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-03-16 - 17:06
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 28155
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],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
Owner USAF
Operator State
Make  Silhouette image of LOCKHEED
Model C-5 (GALAXY)
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number RCH881Y
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Decompression/pressurization,Engine shut down,Diversion

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