Air Canada B773 over Atlantic on Aug 26th 2012, medical emergency

Last Update: August 26, 2012 / 21:23:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-871

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FRAM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FRAM performing flight AC-871 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 350 passengers, was enroute at FL340 over the Atlantic Ocean about 400nm westnorthwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported a female passenger (55) with a cardiac history showed symptoms of a heart attack and decided to turn around and divert to Shannon, the crew advised they expected a normal landing. Tower advised emergency services would follow the aircraft down the runway due to the aircraft having dumped fuel. The aircraft landed safely on Shannon's runway 24 about 70 minutes later with emergency services on standby, emergency services followed the aircraft to the stand. The patient was taken to a hospital.

The aircraft was estimated to depart Shannon about 4 hours after landing, however was still sitting on the ground about 30 minutes past that estimate.

The flight was subsequently postponed to the next day due to an issue related to the fuel dumping and is now estimated to depart on Monday (Aug 27th) 13:00L and reach Montreal with a delay of 23.5 hours. The passengers were taken to hotels over night.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FRAM
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
777-333ER
ICAO Aircraft Type
B773
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 26, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-871

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FRAM

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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