Incident at 55NM NE ST. JOHN'S INTL NL VOR/DME (YYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)


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.


CADORS Number 2015A0647
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2015-07-25 - 14:15
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, 55NM NE ST. JOHN'S INTL NL VOR/DME (YYT)
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number 190205-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Aerodrome
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration the United States of America
Occurrence Type Incident
Model V-22 OSPREY
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo prop
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number OTIS81
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart Other
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Diversion,Engine - malfunction,Declared emergency/priority

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