Incident at 45N040W


2005-03-16: The United States Air Force C5 (RCH140) was westbound at FL340. At 45N040W the pilot reported unable to maintain RVSM due to Auto Pilot Failure. No traffic at FL330 or FL350. ATC blocked those altitudes. Unable to descend flight below RVSM levels in Oceanic Airspace due traffic at lower levels. Flight was descended once in radar contact with Gander. Nil TSB


CADORS Number 2005A0173
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-03-15 - 14:29
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Canada, Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, 45N040W
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 54312V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other

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 State
Make  Silhouette image of LOCKHEED
Model C-5 (GALAXY)
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number RCH140
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Other operational incident

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