Incident at In the vicinity of: N49 W042


2015-09-01: At 0132Z, an American Airlines Boeing 757 200 (N187AN / AAL130) from New York, NY (KJFK) to Birmingham, UK (EGBB) declared an emergency and requested diversion to Gander, NL (CYQX). The flight was cleared to FL360 with a right turn to 48N050W NICSO CYQX. At 0147Z, the flight declared mayday and offset between tracks to descend to FL280. Traffic on tracks Wand X at several levels. Flight was subsequently cleared to FL240 at 0204Z. Flight indicated that the left engine main generator failed and backup generator was inoperable. The flight landed CYQX at 0314Z.
2015-09-04: UPDATE: JRCC Halifax SARSUM Report#[H2015-01283]: (474500N 0422500W - 415NM E of St. John's NL). Gander Centre reported that a Boeing 757-200, (AAL130) had declared a MAYDAY and was diverting to Gander, NL for smoke in the cockpit. A 103 Squadron Cormorant helicopter (R905) and the CCGS CAPE ROGER were tasked. After the aircraft landed safely at Gander airport, all assets were stood down.
2015-09-15: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15A0061: The American Airlines Boeing 757-200 (flight AAL130, registration N187AN) was en route from New York/John F Kennedy Intl (KJFK) to Birmingham, UK (EGBB). While in cruise flight, at approximate position 48 degrees north and 042 degrees west over the North Atlantic, the left hand Integrated Drive Generator (IDG) failed. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) was started, but then experienced an auto shutdown. The right hand IDG remained operative, but as per American Airlines procedures, the crew declared an emergency and diverted to a suitable airport, Gander, NL (CYQX) for repairs. The operator?s maintenance replaced the left hand IDG and the aircraft was returned to service.


CADORS Number 2015A0776
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA, Search and Rescue, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-08-25 - 01:32
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Gander Oceanic, Atlantic Region, In the vicinity of: N49 W042
TSB Occurrence Number A15A0061
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 191758-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA, Search and Rescue, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Other,Fire/smoke (non-impact)

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
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model 757 200
Year Built 2001
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make ROLLS ROYCE - UK
Engine Model RB211 TRENT 1000A
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number AAL130
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 701
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage No Damage
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Declared emergency/priority,Diversion,Electrical problem,Smoke/fumes - aircraft

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