Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

Summary

2003-07-03: UPDATE TSB reported that the crew of Zip Boeing 737-200, arriving from London, ON to Calgary, was issued holding instructions for ALOMA and entered the hold. The crew then advised of a medical emergency on board. When asked by the Controller if he was declaring an emergency, the response was that a passenger was on oxygen. The aircraft was given priority and several other aicraft were required to hold due to weather and Calgary Tower staffing shortages.
2003-06-27: WZP 6283, a B737-200 inbound to Calgary from London, was issued hoding instruction for ALOMA intersection and entered the hold at 0208Z. The crew then advised they had a medical emergency onboard. When asked by the Controller if he was declaring an emergency, the crew refused to state other than they had a passenger on oxygen. The aircraft was then given priority. Due to weather and a staffing shortage in Calgary Tower, several other aircraft were required to hold. Prior to this, company flight dispatch had called the Edmonton ACC Shift Manager questioning the delays into Calgary and requesting to know if this particular flight from London would be delayed. A traffic update in the Calgary area (25+ aircraft) was provided with anticipated delays. The dispatcher did not advise the Shift Manager of any problems on board WZP 6283 and did not indicate that the crew needed priority handling.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0840
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-06-27 - 02:08
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYYC
Aerodrome Name CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Vicinity of Calgary
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0130
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 30239
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 Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner ZIP AIR INC
Operator ZIP (11984) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model  Silhouette image of 737 201
737 201
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number WZP 6283
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Descent
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Medical emergency,Declared emergency/priority

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