Incident at Gander Oceanic Airspace

Summary

2003-07-25: TSB - Update - 2003-07-22 - A03A0083: The crew of an Air France B777 (FGSPL), 580 Nautical miles East of Gander en route to Paris at FL390, requested a diversion to Gander due to a sick passenger. Gander Oceanic was unable to issue the clearance due to other traffic on current and adjacent tracks (OTS) FL330 to FL410 inclusive. The crew declared a Medical Emergency, followed contingency procedures for turnback and descended to FL320. A clearance direct to Gander at FL320 was then issued by Gander ACC. The aircraft landed in Gander without further incident at 0546Z.
2003-07-23: An Air France Boeing 777 (ARF011) was eastbound from Kennedy to Charles de Gaulle on NAT X. At 0411Z at Position 52N 40W (580 Nautical miles East of Gander) and FL390 the aircraft requested a diversion to Gander due to a sick passenger. Gander Oceanic was unable to issue a clearance due to other traffic on current and adjacent tracks (OTS) FL330 to FL410 inclusive. ARF011 declared a Medical Emergency, followed contingency procedures for turnback and descended to FL320. A clearance was then issued by Gander direct to Gander at FL320. The aircraft landed in Gander without further incident at 0546Z.

Details


CADORS Number 2003A0409
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-23 - 04:11
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic Airspace
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0083
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30930
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Medical
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration French Republic
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner
Operator AIR FRANCE (5421) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
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 ARF011
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Medical emergency

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