Incident at Gander Oceanic - 58N 30W


2003-04-22: TSB - A03A0042 - Case closed
2003-04-09: A Northwest Airlines DC10 Flt 63 was en route from Amsterdam to Newark at position 58N 30W at 1222Z and at Flight Level 330. At 1237Z the aircraft advised of a medical emergency and requested a clearance to Keflavik. Gander was unable to issue a clearance due to other traffic. At 1237Z the aircraft reported that it was offsetting and executing an emergency decent to Flight level 290. Gander ATC then issued a clearance direct to Keflavik at Flight level 290. The aircraft exited Gander airspace at 1306Z without further incident.


CADORS Number 2003A0209
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-04-09 - 12:37
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic - 58N 30W
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0042
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 28585
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 NWA63
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency,Diversion

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