February 16, 2013

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATM - other)

The American Airlines, Inc Boeing 737-700 series aircraft (operating as flight AAL488) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, TX (U.S.A.) (KDFW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Transat A.T. Airbus A-330-200 series aircraft (operating as flight TSC157) was concluding an IFR flight from Punta Cana International Airport, La Altagracia Province (Dominican Republic) (MDPC) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that the AAL488 flight crew was instructed to fly their aircraft in an overshoot of the approach to runway 05 due to the previous arrival (TSC157) still on the runway. Ops. impact -- unknown. Cat II approaches were in effect.

December 26, 2012

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Navigation error, Controlled airspace - unauthorized entry)

The Air Canada Airbus A319 aircraft (flight # ACA423) was on an IFR flight from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Intl Airport (CYUL) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The American Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft (flight # AAL488) was on an IFR flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that at 0017z ACA423 was cleared ILS05 and readback the clearance correctly. The pilot also advised the field was visual. ACA423 was observed going through the localizer southbound and was instructed to maintain 4,000 feet and turn north to re-intercept the localizer. Parallel traffic on RWY06L was AAL488 at 3,000 feet. ACA423 continued the approach and landed without incident. No operational impact.

April 10, 2011

Incident at vicinity over Chatham (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC were advised by the flight crew of AAL488 (heading eastbound, descending to FL240) that they had passed a very large, yellow balloon at FL280. Ops. impact -- none.

May 13, 2006

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The American Airlines, Inc. McDonnell-Douglas MD-82 aircraft (operating as AAL488) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, TX (U.S.A.) (KDFW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew reported that a bird strike had occurred during touchdown on runway 05. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of a dead bird were removed. Normal operations resumed thereafter.

September 4, 2005

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0200): The McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft (N424AA, operating as AAL488) was arriving on a scheduled IFR flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (U.S.A.) (KDFW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The aircraft was taxiied to the gate at Toronto (LBPIA) Terminal 3 and the engines were shut down in preparation for de-planing. The ground marshallers advised that the aircraft was not positioned correctly on the gate and arranged for the aircraft to be towed ahead. However, during the tow, the aircraft's right wing struck a fuel truck that was positioned in preparation for refuelling. The aircraft's right wing incurred substantial damage. As a result of a small fuel spill, two emergency chutes were deployed on the left side of the aircraft to deplane the passengers. There were no reported injuries. Maintenance staff replaced the right #4 slat. The aircraft is being ferried to Tulsa, Oklahoma for further evaluation and disposition.

February 27, 1995

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

Aircraft was proceeding from runway 06R to exit D-3. Aircraft lost control due to extreme icing conditions causing wheel to cock beyond steering limits. Wheel straightened by tow bar and aircraft proceeded to gate under its own power. Ops. Impact -- landing aircraft had to use full length to exit for 50 minutes.

November 29, 1993

Incident at TORONTO (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

B767 CDN993 - CREW REPORTED THAT A/C STRUCK AN OWL DURING DEPARTURE RWY 24R. RWY CLOSED FOR INSPECTION AND REOPENED AT 2217Z. NO DEBRIS FOUND. OPS IMPACT - 1 A/C (AAL488 B727) OVERSHOT AND DELPARTURE DELAYS OCCURRED. TIME = 2208Z. ACTION = PAX, PAH, PAE, TSB, IKO-PIA.

May 24, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

B727 AMERICAN AIRLINES AAL488 - A/C WAS ON APPROACH FOR RWY 24 & ADVISED THE CONTROL TOWER OF A TCAS WARNING & STARTED TO CLIMB. TOWER ADVISED A/C THAT TRAFFIC WAS A P68 ON TRAFFIC PATROL 1.5NM SOUTH OF FINAL APPROACH TO 24R AND AT 1700'. AAL488 CONTINUED THE APPROACH. TIME - 2047Z. ACTION - PAX PAH PAE PAT TSB IKO-PIA.