Incident at 10 minutes West of 59N040W


2005-02-18: The Air France Boeing 747 was enroute from Chicago (KORD) to Glasgow (EGPK) at FL350. At 1107Z the pilot reported experiencing some engine problems and requested descent to F320. Pilot was advised, ""ATC unable request due to traffic"". AFR6453 then followed contingency procedures offset 30nm declared a ""PAN PAN"" and descended to FL320. At F320 the aircraft was issued a new clearance. At 1138z AFR6453 requested to cancel ""PAN PAN"" and was able to continue on course.
2005-02-22: TSB Update A05A0022: The Boeing 747-200 aircraft, F-GCBF, operating as AFR6453, was en route from Chicago, USA to Prestwick, UK at FL350 and at a position 10 minutes west of 49N/040W, the crew reported experiencing some engine problems (General Electric CF6-50 E2) and requested descent to FL320. ATC were unable to issue descent clearance due to traffic so the crew then followed contingency procedures and offset 30NM, declared ""PAN PAN"" and descended to FL320. At FL320, AFR6453 was issued a new clearance at FL320. A short time later, the crew cancelled the ""PAN PAN"" and continued on course to destination. TSB Case Closed


CADORS Number 2005A0116
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-02-17 - 11:07
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 10 minutes West of 59N040W
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0022
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 53679V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration French Republic
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR FRANCE (5421) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 747 233B
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ARF6453
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Engine - malfunction

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