Incident at Gander Oceanic 61N40W


2005-07-26: Enroute from LosAngeles to Paris Charles de Gaulle Eastbound Air France 069, B772, position 61N40W, advised ATC at 0848Z that the fight had descended from cleared FL370 to FL340 due severe turbulence. Nil traffic during descent but ATC unable to approve FL340 due to impending traffic. AFR069 cleared to maintain FL350 and reported reaching at 0902Z. Pilot did not indicate whether or not he implemented contingency procedures for emergency descent. Nil TSB .


CADORS Number 2005A0495
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-07-25 - 08:48
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Gander Oceanic 61N40W
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 58725-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Turbulence encounter,Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration French Republic
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR FRANCE (5421) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 777 200 SERIES
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence,Declared emergency/priority

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