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CO 777 In Gander Now  
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Posted (14 years 9 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Hey folks,
One of Continentals 777's just landed in Gander on its way to Paris CDG, as my girlfriend is working the flight, I am naturally curious as to what the reason is. If anyone has a clue, let me know.

Ps, dont say 'why dont I ask her', as I havent heard from her yet and probably wont until she gets to Paris

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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Looks like it's a medical emergency involving a crewmember. Continental 10 did indeed divert to Gander.

Press statement will be at 8 AM EST, so more details then.

It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

DeltaSFO, where dd you read that news ?


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

I will give a buddy of mine at EWR ops a call later on and see what happened. If there is no release prior to that, I will post the information I receive.

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

I got this ATC from one of my buddies in Gander who had a scanner. CO 10H IAH-CDG. Gander is CYQX.

"Gander, Gander Continental 10 Heavy Checking In For Vectors To Track Tango. ETA to track 4:19."

"Continental 10 Heavy Track Tango approved. Be aware heavy 747 entering track 7 miles behind you keep your speed up."

"Roger, Continental 1 Heavy."

"Umm. Gander we have a situation."

"Continental 10 Heavy what is it?"

"We have a medical emergency on board"

"Continental 10 Heavy are you declaring an emergency?"

"Err. Affirmative"

"Continental 10 Heavy descend maintain flight level one-niner-zero. Turn left heading 040."

"Continental 10 Heavy Roger"

"Continental 10 Heavy descend at your discretion to 11,000 feet."

"Roger, CO10H"

"Continental 10H contact Gander approach on 128.5"

"28.5 CO10H"

"Gander approach CO10H on runway heading for 04. CO10H descend maintain 5,000, slow to 145 at your discretion sir"

"Down to 5,000 slow to 145"

"CO10H contact tower 118.1"

"18.1 CO10H"

"CO10H winds are 030 at 17 cleared to land 04."

"CO10H Roger"

Thats all that I got.


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Thanks A380. Great info.


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (14 years ago) and read 2173 times:

Hello Folks,
Just got the latest scoop on why the CO 777 was delayed so long in Gander. Apparently there was an ETOPS regulation problem due to the fact that the plane landed in Canada. While I would like this confirmed by 777gk or calpilot, all ETOPS certifications for Continental are actually for flights to and from the US only. As the flight landed in Canada, and then was to continue to Paris, the ETOPS certification was invalidated. Continental had to get Houston to get clearance from the Canadian Aviation authority to complete the journey. Secondly the crew had written up a small repair needing done in the log-book, and as it was a new flight from Gander to Paris, the mechanics had to repair it before the flight could continue.

I had no idea that the ETOPS certification was country specific. Anyone that wishes to shout at me about this, or flame me if I am wrong on the ETOPS ruling, can take it up with the pilot from the flight as he is the source of my info

take care

Ps, the actual reason for the diversion was a passenger medical emergency (seizure), not a crew emergency as DeltaSFO had earlier stated

User currently offlineGlobalDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years ago) and read 2158 times:

After reading all that transpired, it is amazing that CAL #10 was only 4.09hrs late into CDG. Landed in Gander at 3:24am, gate at 3:58, closed door again at 5:30 and finally took off at 8:40 am. It was that last wait that had to be so bad!

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years ago) and read 2146 times:

I didn't know that ETOPS rules varied from country to country. I thought that it was agreed on by all airlines and their aviation authorities.

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