2003-07-21: TSB - Update - A03A0081: The crew of AAL100, A Boeing 777-200, registration N789AN enroute from New York (KJFK) to London Heathrow, while just east of 50N 50W, declared an emergency due to fumes in the passenger cabin. The crew started a contingency turnback procedure, and Gander ATC cleared the flight direct to Gander (CYQX). The flight landed at 2345 NDT. The passengers deplaned normally. On the ground, inspection found that an overheated left-had recirculation fan was the reason for the fumes. The fan was rotated by hand and was felt to be very rough. The circuit breaker for the re-circ fan had not tripped in flight. When power was re-applied to the fan on the ground, the breaker tripped. It is believed that the crew removed power to the fan before the circuit breaker trip load was exceeded.
2003-07-18: At 0130Z the an American Airlines Boeing 777 from Kennedy to Heathrow was just East of 50N 50W approximately 190 Nautical Miles North East of Gander when the crew declared an emergency due to smoke in the passenger cabin. The pilot started a contingency turn-back procedure. Gander ATC established VHF and radar contact with AAL100 and gave a clearance direct to Gander. There was no other conflicting traffic for the aircraft. The pilot stated he may require emergency evacuation upon landing. The pilot also reported some passengers were getting sick. The aircraft landed in Gander at 0215Z without further incident. Gander personnel are investigating. The aircraft did not conduct an emergency evacuation after landing. TSB Case Closed - More to follow


CADORS Number 2003A0395
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-18 - 01:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 190 NM NE Gander
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0081
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30803
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

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 AMERICAN AIRLINES (420) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 777 200 SERIES
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AAL100
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Declared emergency/priority,Diversion

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