April 21, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (ACA120) from Vancouver Intl., BC (CYVR) to Toronto / Lester B. Pearson Intl., ON (CYYZ) departing CYVR Runway 26L reported a possible bird strike. The CYVR Airside Safety officer was conducting a routine inspection following ACA120's departure and found parts of a bird or prey. The foreign object debris (FOD) was collected and the runway was returned to service without delay.

March 30, 2018

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

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA120) on a flight from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to overshoot Runway 33L, due to the previous arrival, an Air Nunavut Dassault Falcon 10 (BFF103) on a flight from Toronto/Oshawa Executive, ON (CYOO) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) still on the runway. ACA120 landed Runway 33L at 0345Z.

August 2, 2015

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

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA120) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a green laser strike that occurred at approximately 5 miles final to Runway 23 at 2300 feet, originating directly below.

June 25, 2015

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA120) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible bird strike on departure. No remains were recovered.

July 29, 2013

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA210) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to cross runway 28, taxi via taxiway Charlie and hold short taxiway Juliette. The aircraft read back instruction. ACA210 crossed runway 28 and turned onto taxiway Golf. A United Airlines Boeing 737 800 (UAL1480) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Houston, TX (KIAH) was taxiing the opposite direction on taxiway Golf followed by a Westjet Boeing 737 700 (WJA1508) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to San Francisco, CA (KSFO). Ground observed the incorrect turn and stopped UAL1480 and WJA1508 short of taxiway Foxtrot. ACA210 was able to turn right onto taxiway Foxtrot, F1, runway 28, C and C6 to Ramp 1.

October 8, 2007

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The first Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA120) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Calgary International Airport (CYYC) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The second Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA421) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Montréal (PETIA) (CYUL) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). NAV CANADA staff reported that ACA120 and ACA421 passed with less than the required separation whilst on arrival vectors for Toronto (LBPIA). Ops. impact -- unknown.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A07O0281): Separation between two Airbus A-320 airplanes, flights ACA120 and ACA421, decreased to about 2-3/4NM where 3NM is required while they were on vectors for arrival for runway 23 and runway 24R respectively at Toronto (LBPIA).

January 7, 2006

Incident at en-route from Winnipeg to Toronto

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA120) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Winnipeg ACC Shift Manager advised that the flight crew had reported a cargo door light indication. All advised. The aircraft landed without incident at 2340Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 28, 2005

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

Air Canada ACA120 (Airbus 320) reported one reverser was unserviceable and could not use stub rwy 23 (CYYZ) and required 24R. Aircraft received 24R and landed no incident.

July 4, 2005

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Runway excursion, Diversion)

At 0200Z ACA860 Boeing 767-375 enroute from Halifax (CYHZ) to St. John?s (CYYT) landed Runway 29 at St. John's. In attempting to turnaround on the runway the aircraft got too close to the runway edge. The aircraft notified the tower, they would require a towbar to realign the aircraft on the runway. ACA120, Airbus A320-200 enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to St. John?s was the number two aircraft for runway 29 and had to break-off the approach and enter a hold. ACA120 did not have the weather limits to be able to land on another runway. At 0219Z ACA120 requested to divert to Gander CYQX) for fuel. ACA860 cleared Rwy 29 at 0238Z. ACA120 landed Gander at 0250Z. CYYT 0200Z 28007KTS 1/2SM FG VV001 15/15 3008 RMK FG8 SLP186. Nil TSB.

March 31, 2004

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (ELT)

Thunder Bay F.S.S. staff advised receiving two reports of short ELT signals at 2124Z. The first ELT signal was reported by the flight crew of WJA722 FL410 HD 114/50-60 2129Z to 2130Z and the second report came from the flight crew of ACA120 FL370 VBI 360/10 to VBI 010/15 2127Z to 2128Z. J.R.C.C. Trenton staff advised.

July 29, 2001

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

The aircraft (operating as ACA120) was on an IFR flight from Calgary International Airport (CYYC) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The flight crew reported that the aircraft had struck a bird during the arrival on runway 05. Ops. impact -- ACA3183, ARN409 and ARN8611 overshot runway 05 due to the closure for an inspection. Runway 05 was re-opened at 2206Z.

September 12, 2000

Incident at Calgary, AB

ACA 120, a B767, had pushed back from Gate 14 at Calgary then had to be towed back to the gate due to an unspecified mechanical problem. Approximately five minutes later, the crew of ACA120 requested ERS response due to an explosion/fire warning in the APU. ERS responded within one minute. At 2230Z, ERS advised that the fire was not severe and confined to the APU area. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that as the B767-233 was being pushed back from the gate in Calgary for departure to Toronto, the crew received a fire warning from the APU. The aircraft was returned to the gate and the passengers deplaned. ERS were called out, confirmed that the APU had failed, and that resulting fire was confined to the APU area. There were no injuries, and no damage to the aircraft. The aircraft was subsequently dispatched under the MEL with the APU inoperative.

December 10, 1998

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

AAL609 MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS MD80 AMERICAN AIRLINES LIMITED The following alledged incident has been reported by various local and national news media: CTV Newsworld reported a near miss at Toronto (LBPIA). Nav Canada did not submit a report on this alleged incident. The Shift Manager at Toronto ACC was contacted and he stated that there was no near miss. At 23:30Z, an American Airlines MD80 was slow exiting runway 24R and the flight crew of the following Air Canada 767 decided to go around. The Tower Supervisor did not consider the MD80 to be in conflict with the B767 flight (there was sufficient time and spacing). It was the decision of the Air Canada crew to perform a go- around. Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 10, 1995

Incident at over Borden intersection (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity, ATM - other)

Both aircraft were cleared into a hold at Borden Intersection due weather overhead LBPIA and on the approach to runway 15. ACA120 was assigned 9,000' and CDN954 was assigned 10,000'. Preliminary investigation indicates the controller failed to ensure altitude separation prior to aircraft entering the hold. No TCAS conflict resolution reported by aircraft though ACA120 reported an advisory. Ops. Impact -- unknown.

July 14, 1994

Incident at Vicinity of Toronto (ATS operating irregularity)

ACA120 at 9,000' ASL, ONT314 at 8,000' ASL, and AGG801 at 7,000' ASL. All three aircraft entered the Terminal area co-located. All three aircraft were displayed on Caledon Radar. Only AAG801 was correlated on the AASR1 and ASR5. ACA120 appeared on the ASR5 as a splat. ONT314 did not correlate on the ASR5 until five miles north. ACA120 had been issued a heading and descent clearance. The arrival controller stopped CA120's descent. Ops. Impact unknown.

December 10, 1993

Incident at TORONTO (ATM - ILS irregularity)

B767 ACA120 - APPEARED TO CAPTURE RWY 24R IN CLOUD WHILE ATTEMPTING TO INTERCEPT RWY 24L. NIL OPS IMPACT. TIME - 2220Z. ACTION - PAX PAH PAD PAT.