Incident at GANDER INTL NL (CYQX) (Medical emergency, Diversion, Conflict - loss of separation)


2005-07-11: AFR337, Airbus 340-300, enroute from Boston (KBOS) to Paris (LFPG) eastbound at 37,000 ft, NAT ""X"", position 5226N 3949W, declared a ""MAYDAY"" and requested to divert CYQX (Gander) with a medical emergency (passenger). ATC unable to issue clearance due traffic. Pilot initiated contingency procedures for emergency descent and turnback. Upon reaching 32,000 ft, AFR337 cleared direct CYQX. Landed without further incident at 0226Z. Traffic on descent was also operating on NAT ""X"" (30 NM to the left), same direction, AFR383, 8 minutes in trail at 36,000 ft, and AFR345, 1 minute in trail at 35,000 ft. Required separation was 10 minutes longitudinal or 60 NM lateral. TSB case closed.


CADORS Number 2005A0451
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-07-09 - 00:55
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYQX
Aerodrome Name GANDER INTL NL (CYQX)
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region,
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0082
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 58016-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Other,Medical,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions
Events Medical emergency,Diversion,Conflict - loss of separation

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