2015-08-04: At 1415Z, 55NM NE of St John's very high frequency omnidirectional range/ distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) (YYT), a United States Air Force Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey (OTIS81
) from Gander, NL (CYQX)
to Lajes Field, Portugal (LPLA)
, a formation flight of four V-22s and three C-130 declared an emergency and requested direct to St John's, NL (CYYT)
. One of the V-22s had gear box problems. The V-22 with mechanical problems landed safely at 1437Z. All aircraft in the formation flight also diverted to CYYT.
As a result of the emergency four aircraft were delayed on approach, CHC Helicopters Canada (RBD1)
was delayed five minutes, PAL Aerosapce (SPR01
) was delayed 10 minutes, WestJet (WJA324
) was delayed 20 minutes and Air Canada (ACA630
) was delayed 25 minutes.