June 20, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-GLCA/ACA109) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) executed a missed approach for Runway 26R due to slower traffic still exiting the runway.

March 8, 2018

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

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FNOI/ACA869) from London / Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to Toronto / Lester B. Pearson Intl., ON (CYYZ), initiated a missed approach to CYYZ Runway 23 due to a possible bird strike reported by the previous departure, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWM/ACA109) from Toronto / Lester B. Pearson Intl., ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl., BC (CYVR). The runway was inspected, and nothing was found.

August 24, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-GQCA/ACA109) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike on landing. Nothing found.

August 13, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FGYL/ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported bird strike landing Runway 26R.

March 5, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FIUV/ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) did not conduct COLMB1 STAR as required. The air traffic controller (ATC) vectored the aircraft to ensure separation. No operational impact.

December 20, 2017

Incident at 4342N / 07940W (Weather balloon, meteor, rocket, CIRVIS/UFO)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCO/ ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported on departure, climbing through 2600 feet that an unknown object - possibly a unmanned air vehicle (UAV) - passed overhead the aircraft. No impact to operations.

June 9, 2017

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike on departure Runway 23. One intact sparrow was found.

January 21, 2017

Incident at In the vicinity of: SASUT intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to climb to FL270; read back FL270 and when checking in on the next frequency reported climbing to FL320.

April 10, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was in Salt Lake Center air space when the crew declared an emergency due to a hydraulic problem. The crew decided to divert from their original destination of CYVR to Calgary, AB (CYYC). The flight landed on Runway 17L at 2240Z and needed to be towed off the runway. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was requested. Runway 17L was re-opened at 2259Z. Numerous delays occurred due to traffic having to land and depart Runway 17R during a peak traffic period.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A17F0082: C-FPDN, an Airbus 320-211 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA109 from Toronto/LBPIA, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). In the vicinity of Fargo/Hector Intl, ND (KFAR), the aircraft lost the green hydraulic system. The flight crew declared an emergency and requested a diversion to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). The aircraft landed on Runway 17L, stopped on the runway and was subsequently towed to the gate. The operator?s maintenance replaced the number 1 Engine Hydraulic Case Drain. A leak check was performed after an engine run and no further faults were found. The aircraft was returned to service.

October 15, 2016

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) departed from Runway 23 and when passing 2800 feet reported a drone in close proximity.

December 28, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJS/ACA109) from Toronto / Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike after landing Runway 08L. The Runway was closed for 7 minutes and 2 dead seagulls were recovered. Minimal impact on operations.

December 30, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE: TSB#A15P0250: C-FDRP, an Air Canada Airbus A320 operating as flight ACA109 from Toronto/LBPIA, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), was on approach to Vancouver when the flight crew declared an emergency due to hydraulic issues. The flight landed without further event but needed to be towed off the runway to the gate.
An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDRP/ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) declared an emergency due to hydraulic issues. The Tower initiated an emergency standby and ACA109 landed on runway 26L and was towed off the runway. Runway 26L closed 0110- 0132Z.
UPDATE: JRCC Victoria SARSUM Report#[V2015-03481]: (491186N 1231141W - Vancouver Airport). An Airbus declared an airborne emergency (hydraulics) and was attempting to land at Vancouver, BC (CYVR). Sea Island hovercraft was tasked to stand by. The aircraft landed without incident and the emergency was secured.

November 5, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCK/ ACA109) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) instructed to overshoot Runway 08R due traffic in front not clear of runway. No impact to operations.

October 10, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FGJI/ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on a visual approach to Runway 08L, elected to conduct the missed approach due to aircraft's speed. The aircraft was instructed to conduct a published instrument flight rules (IFR) missed approach, however the aircraft's track appeared to deviate from the expected track of the published IFR missed approach. No operational impact.

November 7, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to taxi via taxiway (TWY) A hold short of AK. ACA109 was observed proceeding through TWY AK without authorization and conflicted with Tractor468 at TWY AK.

July 27, 2015

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) on approach to Runway 23 was instructed to go around due to an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA755) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO) in position, and Jet Airways (JAI230) rolling to and exiting at the end of Runway 23.

June 20, 2015

Incident at 23 NW TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A departing Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) at 12100ft reported wake turbulence while following an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA001) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Tokyo/ Narita, Japan (RJAA) by 13nm. No operational impact.

December 31, 2015

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUB / ACA109) from Toronto / Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) executed a missed approach at approximately 2 NM final for Runway 30 due to an unstable approach. Pilot made a second approach and landed uneventfully on Runway 30.

December 17, 2015

Incident at 27NM E GUDOG

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) on a flight plan from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was originally flight planned 5130/10000 5200/11000. At 2350Z air traffic control (ATC) observed ACA109 approximately 30 NM off course. ATC cleared ACA109 direct to CYNY. No impact to operations.

July 25, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 1508Z, an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike departing Runway 05. One tree swallow found. No impact.

May 27, 2014

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was cleared to taxi via B to AK and contact the Apron. An Air Georgian Beech 1900D (GGN7273) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Detroit, MI (KDTW) was taxiing A and H to runway 23. Traffic was not passed to either aircraft as GGN7273 passed in front of ACA109.

September 11, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A13P0229: The fight crew of an Airbus A320 operated by Air Canada as flight ACA183 reported wake turbulence from a same company Airbus A320 operated as flight ACA109, both on approach to CYVR. Flight ACA109 was 4 miles ahead and 1000' below flight ACA183.
An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA183) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported wake turbulence from an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR). ACA109 was 4 miles ahead and 1000' below ACA183. No impact to operations.

June 21, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) inbound to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported too high on final and commenced an overshoot on runway 26R.

June 11, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYY

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FLSS/ ACA109) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was enroute from CYHZ when they declared a medical emergency due to sick passenger. The aircraft made their own arrangements for assistance. ACA109 landed runway 06L at 1706Z without further incident.

January 2, 2013

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

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA1150) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Calgary International Airport (CYYC) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A-321-211 aircraft (operating as flight ACA109) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that the ACA1150 flight crew was instructed to fly their aircraft in an overshoot of its approach to runway 23 due to a departing aircraft (ACA109) still on the runway. Ops. impact -- none.

November 20, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A13C0158: The Air Canada A320 (C-FFWM) Flt ACA109 was cruising 80 nm south of Moosejaw, SK (CYMJ). The #1 generator went off-line. The crew actioned the ECAM items and the APU went off-line when selected. Electrical power was being supplied by the #2 generator. The crew elected to divert to CYYC, Calgary and declared Pan Pan. The aircraft landed uneventfully with ARFF in attendance. Maintenance personnel replaced the #1 integrated drive and APU generators.
Eighty miles south of Moose Jaw, SK (CYMJ), an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA109) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) diverted to Calgary, AB (CYYC) due to an electrical issue. ACA109 declared an emergency at 2212Z, ARFF was requested and provided. ACA109 landed safely at 2310Z, North Cariboo Flying Service (NCB4230) and Jazz Aviation (JZA8150) were delayed on departure, several aircraft were delayed on arrival.

September 15, 2012

Incident at Vicinity of Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE A12P0159: After departure, the pilots on the Air Canada A320 (C-FDQQ) was notified of a possible hydraulic leak due to hydraulic fluid found on the ramp at Victoria. The crew confirmed a reduction in quantity from the" yellow" system and they actioned the QRH and turned off the yellow system until just before landing. They declared a "PAN" as a precaution and were met by ARFF on landing. No further event. Maintenance found a LEAK AT the HYDRAULIC BRAKE ACCUMULATOR. FUNCTION & LEAK CHECKS CARRIED OUT.
An Air Canada Airbus A320 (operating as ACA109) reported a hydraulic problem to YVR ACC. ERS advised. ACA109 landed safely at 2254z. Runway 26R reopened after inspection at 2300z.

September 2, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
An Air Canada Airbus A320 (operating as ACA109) reported birdstrike on landing runway 26R. On inspection 1 swallow found. Runway 26R re opened at 2300z. No operational impact.

May 22, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Air Canada Airbus 321 211 flight ACA109, IFR Los Angles to Vancouver reported a Birdstrike landing Runway 08L. Runway closed until 2325z. Nothing found, Minimal delays

May 28, 2012

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320-211 aircraft (C-FFWI, operating as flight ACA109) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (SIA) (CYHZ) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC advised that while en-route, in Toronto ACC airspace, the flight crew advised of a medical emergency and indicated that their company had made arrangements for EMS to meet the aircraft at the gate. The aircraft landed on runway 24R at 1700Z and taxied to the gate without further incident. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 5, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from JRCC: A2 - 052350z. YVR airborne emergency (491168N 1231100W - Vancouver). Airborne emergency on A320. They had a hydraulic problem and landed on 26R YVR. 2500kg of fuel and 144+6 passengers on board. It landed safely. Penac - 0.0 [v2011-01998]
At 2324z, the Air Canada Airbus A320 211, operating flight ACA109, IFR Toronto (CYYZ) to Vancouver (CYVR), decided to commence an overshoot on runway 08L due to a control issue. At 2340z, ACA109 declared an emergency due to a flap problem. Aircraft landed safely on runway 26R at 2352z.
UPDATE from TSB A11P0120: The crew of Air Canada A320 (C-FFWM) received an ECAM warning 'F/CTL FLAPS LOCK' while on the approach for Runway 08L at CYVR. They broke off the approach to accomplish the quick reference handbook actions. An emergency was declared and the aircraft landed safely with Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) in attendance. The flap interconnecting strut was found to be out of rig.

May 15, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Airbus A319 Flight ACA109 IFR from Toronto (CYYZ) to Vancouver (CYVR) enroute to Vancouver International reported an on board medical emergency. Pilot requested direct routing and approach for runway RWY26R (RWY08 was the active). Air Traffic Control (ATC) cleared aircraft as per request and ACA109 landed RWY26R at 2244z without further incident.

March 15, 2011

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Air Canada Airbus A321 211 flight ACA109, IFR Toronto to Vancouver reported hitting birds on arrival Runway 08L. Runway closed for inspection, reopened at 2339z. No impact to operations.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

September 6, 2011

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

The WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-700 series aircraft (operating as flight WJA588) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The American Airlines, Inc. Boeing 737-700 series aircraft (operating as flight AAL1252) had just landed after a scheduled IFR flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX (U.S.A.) (KDFW) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as flight ACA109) was ready to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower reported that WJA588 was instructed to overshoot their approach to runway 05 due to AAL1252 exiting at taxiway BRAVO, with ACA109 in position to depart. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 26, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Air Canada Airbus A 320-211 flight ACA109, IFR Toronto to Vancouver reported a birdstrike upon landing Runway 26R. Runway closed for inspection, and one swallow recovered. Runway reopened after 10 minutes and then closed again due to another bird carcass being located. JZA124 sidestepped twice as a result of the multiple closures.

February 24, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A10P0052: The Air Canada Boeing 767-300 aircraft (C-FCAB), operating as ACA109, was on approach at Vancouver, BC after a flight from Toronto, ON. When the crew selected the landing gear down the green light for the right main gear did not illuminate. The crew completed the appropriate QRH checklist and obtained normal down and locked indications for all three wheels. The approach was continued and the aircraft landed at Vancouver without further difficulty.

June 27, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Airbus A320 operating Flight ACA109, IFR Toronto to Vancouver ( YVR), reported a medical emergency inbound to CYVR.
UPDATE from TSB A09P0172: The Air Canada Airbus A321 aircraft, C-GIUF, operating as ACA109, took off from Toronto for Vancouver. During the flight, a flight attendant became ill and was unable to continue with their duties.

May 26, 2009

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as flight ACA109) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver (CYVR). ACA109 departed runway 15L at 1816 Zulu and reported a possible bird strike. A runway inspection was completed and a horned lark was found intact. No report of damage to aircraft.

November 22, 2007

Incident at vicinity of Kashabowie (northwest of Thunder Bay)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA109) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The aircraft was in cruise flight at FL340, in the vicinity of 48º42'W 090º37'W when the flight crew advised Winnipeg ACC staff of a TCAS RA and climbed 800 feet. There was no traffic to report and the aircraft descended back down to FL340. Shortly after, the flight crew again reported a TCAS indication and climbed 300 feet. Again, there was no radar traffic in the vicinity. The aircraft continued to have TCAS indications for next 60 miles. Ops. impact -- none.

March 12, 2007

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

The Air Canada Boeing 767-200 series aircraft (operating as ACA109) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The flight crew reported that a bird strike occurred during the departure off of runway 23. The runway was closed for an inspection and was re-opened at 2249Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

December 6, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Air Canada Boeing 767-300 aircraft, C-GGMX, operating as ACA109, was on approach to Vancouver from Toronto. The flaps were selected to 1 with normal indications but when the crew selected flap 5 the flaps did not move past 1 and a TE FLAP ASSYMETRY EICAS message appeared. The crew actioned the appropriate QRH checklist and landed without further event with flaps at 1. Maintenance reset the flap system, carried out a function check, which was normal, and returned the aircraft to service.

May 6, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Flight ACA109 an Airbus A320 struck a bird while landing on Vancouver Runway 26R. No remains were found and there was no reported damage. Runway 26L was used for two arrivals while Runway 26R was inspected.
UPDATE from ANS & Airspace: No further action required.

March 21, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert)

Air Canada flight ACA109 a Boeing 767-300 was 3 mile final for Runway 26R at Vancouver. Flight SE407 a Piper PA31 was on left base for Runway 26R to follow the ACA flight when ACA109 received a TCAS RA. Both aircraft were aware of the other. Conflict resolution requirements were met at all times. No operational impact.

May 2, 2005

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA612) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Halifax International Airport (CYHZ). The aircraft took off from runway 33R at 1815Z and the flight crew reported a bird strike. The flight crew of a company aircraft (ACA109) in position reported seeing a flame coming from ACA612. This information was relayed to the flight crew of ACA612. The runway was closed for an inspection but nothing was found. ACA612 subsequently returned for a normal landing on runway 33L at 1835Z. ARFF services were not required and normal operations resumed. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 27, 2004

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Call received from NAV CANADA NNOC informing that NORAD advised of a security threat situation on Air Canada 109 and estimating landing in 49 mins. 2 fighters were scrambled to escort the A/C into Vancouver. After landing runway 26R aircraft was put on isolation threshold runway 12 for approximately 30 mins then aircraft was cleared to the gate for standard de-boarding procedures.

August 13, 2004

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA109) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to San Francisco International Airport (KSFO). The aircraft departed runway 05 at 1640Z and shortly thereafter, the flight crew reported a possible bird strike. A following arriving aircraft (Air Canada flight ACA1224) was on short final and unable to commence an overshoot. The flight crew were advised of the possible bird strike. The runway was closed for an inspection after ACA1224 had landed and three (3) following arriving aircraft (Westjet Airlines Ltd. flight WJA698; Jetsgo Airlines flight JGO198; and (Air Canada) Jazz Air Inc. flight JZA7746) were all instructed to overshoot. The bird remains were found intact on the runway. The GTAA Airport Operations Command Centre was advised and the runway subsequently re-opened at 1648Z.
Follow-up information received from Aerodrome Safety [2004/08/17]: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) spoke with the Airport Wildlife Manager regarding the apparent increase in the number of bird strikes. The AWM advised that the CASI was correct in his observation that the number of bird strikes at the airport are up this year although they fortunately area mostly confined to small birds. Like the rest of Ontario (and much of Canada), they are experiencing a significant increase in the number of birds at the airport (e.g, bird counts for the first half of the year are up from just over 60,000 last year to nearly 140,000 this year, with no sign of abatement). The AWM advised that they have implemented additional measures to try and combat this substantial increase in the threat.

February 11, 2003

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

The Air Canada aircraft (B762) (operating as ACA109) was an IFR flight which departed the Halifax Airport (CYHZ) for the Toronto (LBPIA) Airport (CYYZ). At approximately 1700Z Toronto ACC was advised of a possible gear problem on ACA109. The pilot of ACA109 was in discussion with Air Canada company officials regarding course of action and eventually requested AFF. At 1735Z, ACA109 landed on runway 23 at CYYZ, exited the runway and stopped on ""H"" taxiway. Runway 23 was available but ""H"" taxiway was blocked. Taxiway ""H"" was returned to service at approximately 1750Z. Some gear damage to ACA109 was reported.

November 6, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 1507Z Air Canada flight 109 a Boeing 767 departing Runway 33 for Toronto reported a bird strike. Three snow buntings were found.

May 27, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA 109, B-767 departed runway 24 at Halifax and reported a possible blowntire on departure. Runway 24 was inspected, nothing found and information relayed to Air Canada. Nil TSB

November 8, 2002

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Crew of ACA109 reported a bird strike on landing. No reported damage and no operational impact.

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