Incident at Gander Oceanic 51N 50W (ATM - other)


2003-12-03: An MD11 KLM642 Kennedy to Schiphol reported 51N 50W at 0212Z, at Flight Level350, estimating 54N 40W 0253Z. At 0219Z the MD11 requested FL330 and Mach .84 due low fuel temperature, ATC was unable descent due to other traffic but re-cleared Mach .84. ATC also advised no traffic at FL310. At 0250Z KLM642 advised PAN PAN proceeding 30 miles north of track and descending to FL310. At FL310 ATC re-cleared KLM642 back on course.
2003-12-09: TSB Update - A03A0129: The Royal Dutch Airlines MD11, operating as KLM642, was in cruise flight at FL350. At 0212 UTC the crew reported 51N 50W estimating 54N 40W at 0253. At 0219 UTC the crew requested descent to FL330 and to reduce speed to Mach .84 due to low fuel temperature. Gander ACC granted the reduced speed clearance but was unable to issue a descent due to other traffic at FL330, however, the crew were advised there was no traffic at FL310. The crew declared Pan-Pan at 0250 and advised they were proceeding 30 miles north of track and descending to FL310. Once established at FL310 Gander ACC re-cleared KLM642 on course.


CADORS Number 2003A0729
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-12-03 - 02:50
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic 51N 50W
TSB Occurrence Number A03A0129
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 34009
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,ATM/CNS
Events ATM - 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 MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Model MD-11
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number KLM642
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - other

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