Incident at 56N 40W


2003-04-03: A Northwest Airlines (Flt64) DC-10 en route from Newark to Schipol at Flight Level 360 was at a position approximately 8 minutes east of 56N 40W when it declared a Medical Emergency and requested a clearance to Goose Bay due to a 47 yr old male passenger with an apparent heart attack. The aircraft carried out contingency procedures and descended to FL 260 then the aircraft was cleared direct to Goose Bay.


CADORS Number 2003A0199
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-04-03 - 01:08
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 56N 40W
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 28470
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Medical

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 NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC. (298) 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 NWA64
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency,Diversion

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