Incident at 58 40N 33W - Gander Oceanic


2003-05-20: At 1727Z a Boeing 767 KLM625 enroute from Schiphol to Memphis, at 5840N 33W, advised Gander ACC of low oil indication on the #2 engine and requested a descent from FL330 to FL220 in anticipation of a diversion to Keflavik, Iceland. The aircraft was cleared to FL210. At 1802Z KLM625 advised that oil pressure was dropping on the #2 engine, and declared PAN and requested a clearance to Keflavik. The aircraft was cleared as requested. At 1812Z KLM625 requested to continue on to Gander with ETA of 2001Z. The aircraft was then cleared direct to Gander. At 1950Z KLM625, position now 150 nautical miles east of Gander, once again declared PAN, They had shut-down the #2 engine. The aircraft landed Gander without further incident at 2007Z.
2003-05-21: TSB - Case Closed A03A0052 - More to Follow
2003-05-23: TSB - 2003-05-23 A03A0052: At 1727 UTC, the flight crew of KLM625, a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 767 en route from Amsterdam to Memphis at FL330, informed Gander ACC that they had a low oil quantity indication on the number 2 engine (General Electric CF6). They also requested a descent to FL220 in anticipation of a diversion to Keflavik. At 1802 UTC, the crew reported that oil pressure was decreasing on the number 2 engine, declared a PAN and requested and received a clearance to Keflavik; at 1805 UTC, the crew changed the requested diversion airport to Gander. At 1950 UTC, at 150 nm east of Gander, the crew once again declared a PAN and reported shutting down the number 2 engine. The aircraft landed safely at Gander at 2007 UTC without further incident. Upon inspection by maintenance personnel, it was revealed that oil had leaked from the engine, however, the source of the leak cannot be determined until after the engine is removed.


CADORS Number 2003A0267
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-05-16 - 18:02
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 58 40N 33W - Gander Oceanic
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0052
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 29238
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Kingdom of the Netherlands
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 767 333
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KLM625
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine shut down,Engine oil problem,Declared emergency/priority

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