American B763 near New York on Feb 19th 2013, altimeters disagree

Last Update: February 20, 2013 / 14:12:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-98

Aircraft Registration
N342AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

An American Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N342AN performing flight AA-98 (dep Feb 18th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL370 about 70nm southeast of Halifax,NS (Canada) when the crew received an altimeter disagree message and the captain's altimeter started to oscillate between -400 and +100 feet around actual altitude with the first officer's instruments remaining in agreement with the stand by instruments. The crew decided to turn around and divert to New York JFK,NY (USA) for a safe landing on JFK's runway 31L about 90 minutes later.

The remainder of the flight was cancelled.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 19, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-98

Aircraft Registration
N342AN

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

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