Incident at 85 miles northeast of Sydney (CYQY)


2010-04-29: DAL273, Airbus A330-300, was enroute from Paris (LFPG) to Atlanta (KATL). At 18:17Z the Moncton Shift Manager was informed of a possible passenger with explosives on the aircraft. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was advised. At 18:29Z, the pilot declared an emergency due to the possible security risk and requested clearance to divert to Boston (KBOS). The aircraft was rerouted and given the initial descent clearance. At 18:33Z, the aircraft was further rerouted to Bangor (KBGR) upon the request of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). DAL273 exited Moncton Airspace at 19:13Z. TSB Case Closed.
2010-06-10: UPDATE A10A0043: N812NW, a Delta Airlines Airbus 330-300, was en route from Paris to Atlanta when, at 1517 ADT, NORAD advised Moncton ACC that a passenger on the flight may be in possession of explosives. At 1529 ADT, the flight crew declared an emergency due to a possible security risk and requested a diversion to Boston. The aircraft was cleared as requested and given an initial descent clearance. At 1533 ADT, the US FAA requested that the aircraft be cleared to Bangor and the clearance was issued to the crew with a further descent clearance to 10 000 ft. The aircraft exited Moncton Airspace at 1613 ADT.


CADORS Number 2010A0354
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2010-04-27 - 18:17
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 85 miles northeast of Sydney (CYQY)
TSB Occurrence Number A10A0043
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 118353-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Security related,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 DELTA AIR LINES (624) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model A330 342
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number DAL273
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Diversion,Security acts

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