Caribbean B738 over Atlantic on Apr 1st 2014, fuel emergency

Last Update: April 3, 2014 / 04:17:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BW-600

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
9Y-BGI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration 9Y-BGI performing flight BW-600 from Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 95 people on board, was enroute at FL380 over the Atlantic Ocean about 250nm eastsoutheast of Norfolk,VA (USA) and 390nm northwest of Bermuda in contact with Oceanic Control when the crew declared emergency reporting they had fuel available only from one tank, that tank had 2300 kg/5000 lbs of fuel remaining with an endurance of 80 minutes. They wanted to divert to Bermuda. After being cleared direct to Bermuda by Oceanic Control the crew advised they would prefer to divert to Norfolk,VA (USA) and were cleared direct to Norfolk. The aircraft landed safely on Norfolk's runway 05 about 70 minutes after declaring emergency.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration 9Y-JMD was dispatched from Kingston (Jamaica) to Norfolk, resumed the flight and reached Toronto with a delay of 9 hours.

The incident aircraft is still on the ground in Norfolk about 28.5 hours after landing.

Metars Bermuda:
TXKF 020055Z 31018KT 9999 OVC039 18/10 Q1016
TXKF 012355Z 30020KT 9999 OVC038 18/11 Q1016
TXKF 012255Z 30019KT 9999 OVC036 18/11 Q1015
TXKF 012155Z 30021KT 9999 FEW030 BKN042 BKN300 18/10 Q1015
TXKF 012055Z 30024KT 9999 SCT033 BKN041 BKN300 18/10 Q1014
TXKF 011955Z 30019KT 9999 SCT033 BKN043 BKN300 18/11 Q1014

Metars Norfolk:
KORF 020051Z AUTO 15007KT 10SM CLR 09/03 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP181 T00940033 TSNO
KORF 012351Z AUTO 14008KT 10SM CLR 11/04 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP176 T01060039 10156 20100 53007 TSNO
KORF 012251Z AUTO 14010KT 10SM CLR 13/04 A3004 RMK AO2 SLP170 T01280039 TSNO
KORF 012151Z AUTO 14007KT 10SM CLR 14/04 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP169 T01440044 TSNO
KORF 012051Z AUTO 11009KT 10SM CLR 15/05 A3003 RMK AO2 SLP169 T01500050 56026 TSNO
KORF 011951Z AUTO 14006KT 10SM CLR 14/05 A3006 RMK AO2 SLP178 T01440050 TSNO
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 1, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BW-600

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
9Y-BGI

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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