September 19, 2020

Incident at 40NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal while climbing between FL21 and FL240 upon departure from CYYZ. No operational impact.

August 29, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) reported a bird strike upon arrival on Runway 35R, at the Taxiway D2 intersection. No operational impact.

June 3, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 (ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) conducted a pilot-initiated missed approach at approximately 4 miles final, on final approach for Runway 35L, due to an unstable approach/being too high on approach.

November 28, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) landed Runway 35R and exited at D2. After clearing the runway, ACA139 reported a loss of nose wheel steering and could not proceed further. ACA139 was able to resolve the problem one minute later, no operational impact.

November 27, 2019

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

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100IGW (ACA139) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) landed and exited Runway 35R onto D4 and became disabled due to a nose wheel steering issue. The aircraft required a tow and the taxiway remained blocked until 1942Z. No operational impact.

November 7, 2019

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA139) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) conducted a go around Runway 17L due to an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 (ACA144) on a flight from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) slow to roll in front. No other operational impact.

May 7, 2019

Incident at 54NM WINNIPEG MB VORTAC (YWG)

An Air Canada Airbus A330-343 (C-GHKX/ACA139) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) advised of an oxygen supply issue in the cockpit and requested a decent to FL180 as a precautionary measure. The request was accommodated, no impact to operations.

September 7, 2018

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) advised that they would like to expedite their arrival due to a sick passenger. The aircraft was subsequently cleared direct VIKTI. Tower was asked to arrange emergency medical services (EMS) at the gate. No impact to operations.

May 3, 2018

Incident at 5022N / 09939W (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) was detected to have deviated from its cleared routing and was approximately 30NM south of its cleared route. The controller resolved the issue by issuing a revised route clearance. No operational impact. (Duplicate AOR 231798-V1 deleted).
UPDATE AOR 231799-V3: Update to narrative: An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPDN/ACA139) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) was detected to have deviated from its cleared routing and was approximately 30NM south of his cleared route. The deviation was not noticed by the controller until another controller working adjacent airspace pointed out the route discrepancy. The controller resolved the issue by issuing a revised route clearance. No operational impact.

November 14, 2017

Incident at 32NM CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (ATS operating irregularity)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA139) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was cleared to 8 000 ft. Separation not assured with an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA142) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) at 9 000 ft.

June 29, 2016

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

TSB#A16C0088: C-FTJR, an Airbus A320-211 operated by Air Canada as flight ACA139 from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), was cruising en route in the vicinity of Thunder Bay, ON, when a flight attendant became ill and was unable to perform inflight duties. The flight carried on to its destination.

August 11, 2013

Incident at 8 NM N OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

An Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA139) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported that they were targeted by a laser beam. No impact to operations.

August 20, 2011

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA139) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower advised that the flight crew reported that a birdstrike had occurred during the take-off from runway 25. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of one (1) swallow were recovered. Ops. impact -- unknown.

July 9, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

On short final landing Runway 26R Air Canada Flight ACA139, an Airbus A319 112 IFR Ottawa to Vancouver, executed a missed approach due to warning indication. Emergency Response Services was advised. ACA139 landed Runway 26R at 2327Z. Two Air Canada Jazz flights (JZA72 and JZA195) were side stepped to and landed Runway 12 after ACA139 landed to facilitate a runway inspection.
UPDATE/ Add info from TSB: A10P0210: The Air Canada Airbus A319 aircraft, C-GBIP, operating as ACA139, was on approach at Vancouver, from Ottawa, when the autoflight thrust lock engaged. The crew executed a go-around, completed the QRH checklist, and landed at Vancouver without further difficulty with ARFF in attendance. Maintenance released the aircraft under MEL 22-30-0100

June 2, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

After pulling into Vancouver Gate 40 the pilot of Air Canada Flight ACA139, an Airbus A319 IFR Ottawa to Vancouver, contacted south Ground requesting paramedic assistance at the aircraft for a possible deceased person on board. Airport Operations was advised. One deceased female passenger was confirmed.

May 26, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
Upon landing on Runway 08R at the touch down point, Air Canada Flight ACA139 an Airbus A320 IFR Ottawa to Vancouver, reported a possible bird strike. Inspection found nothing. There were no delays to other operators.

August 16, 2008

Incident at Enroute Ottawa to Vancouver

A08P0270: The Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft, operating as ACA139, flew from Ottawa to Vancouver. During the flight a flight attendant became ill and was unable to continue with their duties.

August 7, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft operating as ACA0139, was en route from Ottawa to Vancouver when the right, side cockpit window cracked. The crew continued the flight, observing all QRH restrictions, to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty. Maintenance replaced the right side window and returned the aircraft to service.

December 30, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

ACA 139, an Airbus 321 from Ottawa to Vancouver, advised that there was a medical situation on board. Air Canada made the required arrangements.

June 19, 2007

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

An Air Canada Airbus 320 was operating as flight ACA139 was on a IFR flight from Ottawa (CYOW) to Toronto (CYYZ). The flight crew reported a possible birdstrike departing RWY14 . Upon inspection seagull found near main interection. No impact on operations. Air Canada advised

February 20, 2006

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

Upon take-off from Ottawa (CYOW), the crew of Air Canada Airbus 321 ACA139, which was preparing for an IFR flight to Vancouver (CYVR) reported problems with engine number 2. At 2312Z, the crew declared a PAN and requested to be redirected to Dorval (CYUL). Emergency measures were deployed at the airport. At 2335Z, ACA139 landed on runway 24R. Runway 06L/24R had to be closed down between 2335Z and 2343Z. As a result of this incident, arrivals had to be redirected to runway 24L, causing eight aircraft to experience three-to-four-minute delays. The National Operations Centre, the Civil Aviation Contingency Operations Division (CACO) and the Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (RCC TR) were advised.
Update #1: The TSB number and investigation class and the aircraft registration were added. According to the TSB report #A06Q0032, Air Canada Airbus A321 took off from CYOW OTTAWA/MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL for CYVR, VANCOUVER, INTL. Shortly after take-off, the crew received an ECAM "Compressor Vane" message for engine #2 (CFM 56-5B3/P) from 1,500 feet to 3,000 feet. The crew declared a PAN and asked to be redirected to Montreal. At the crew's request, emergency vehicles were dispatched. The aircraft landed with a 8,000 kg overload, without any further problems. The FADEC data for engine #2 was checked, but no defects were revealed.

October 4, 2006

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Flight ACA139 an Airbus A320 advised Vancouver ACC that he had a medical emergency onboard and requested priority. The aircraft landed safely at 0323Z. There was no operational impact.

August 17, 2006

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA139) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The flight crew reported that a bird strike occurred during the take-off from runway 14. The runway was closed for an inspection and the remains of two (2) small birds [species information not provided] were recovered. Ops. impact -- unknown.

April 30, 2005

Incident at BASRA @ 10000' (TCAS alert, Conflict - potential)

Update from ANS&A: No further action required.
Air Canada flight ACA246 a Airbus A320 on departure from Vancouver was cleared to maintain 9000' (climbing). Air Canada flight ACA139 a Airbus A319 on arrival, level 10000'. Traffic was passed to both aircraft. ACA139 reports TCAS-RA. The aircraft passed with 2000' separation.

October 26, 2005

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Conflict - potential, Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

The Ottawa Aviation Services Inc. Beech B-19 aircraft (C-GDYW) was departing on a local IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA139) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). A loss of separation occurred between the two successive IFR departures. Lateral spacing reduced to 2.5NM in airspace where 3NM lateral separation is required. Ops. impact -- unknown.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0247): The Ottawa Aviation Services Beech 19 (registration C-GDYW) was departing on a local IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA), Ontario. A loss of separation occurred when an Air Canada Airbus 320 (flight ACA139) departed Ottawa (M-CIA) with only 2.5 NM of spacing between the two departures instead of the required 3 NM.

October 7, 2005

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0232): The Air Canada Airbus A320-211 aircraft (C-FMJK, operating as flight ACA139) had arrived at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) and was at the gate when the flight crew noticed an electrical smell in the cockpit and the cabin. Passengers were already disembarking when the crew ordered a rapid deplanement and requested emergency equipment. The odour was attributed to the air conditioning unit of the passenger bridge.

July 25, 2005

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - operations)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA139) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). The aircraft experienced an engine failure on take-off and the flight crew aborted the take-off. ARFF, SOC and the Duty Manager were all advised. The airplane's tires went flat and it was unable to exit the runway until 0415Z. The runway was inspected and will be re-opened at first light the following morning. Ops. impact -- one (1) departing aircraft (TXC16L) was delayed 30 minutes.
Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0150): The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (C-FFWJ, operating as ACA139) was taking off from runway 32 at Ottawa (M-CIA) on a flight to Vancouver BC. The aircraft had accelerated to 120 knots when the number two engine (CFM 56-5A1) failed. The flight crew rejected the take-off and brought the aircraft to a stop on the runway. As the aircraft came to a stop, the overheated brakes caused three main wheel fuse plugs to blow. Initial indications are that there was a failure in the turbine section of the engine. The engine has been removed for dissasembly and the FDR has been pulled for downloading.

June 18, 2005

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

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A05O0122): The Air Canada Airbus A320-211 aircraft (C-FKCK, operating as flight ACA139) departed Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) for Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) with the #1 IDG (Integrated Drive Generator) inoperative and the APU running. Shortly after departure, the APU shut down. The flight crew declared an emergency and diverted the aircraft to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). Just before arriving at Toronto (LBPIA), the flight crew cancelled the emergency when they were able to re-start the APU. The aircraft landed overweight at Toronto (LBPIA). Maintenance staff replaced the APU Inlet Guide Vane actuator and the #1 IDG. An overweight landing check was not required.

October 15, 2004

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada flight 139, an Airbus 320, enroute from Ottawa to Vancouver, reported a loss of hydraulics and indicated that they would have no flaps and difficulty steering once landed. Declared emergency and South runway, closed for maintenance, was returned to sevice to accommodate. Aircraft landed at 0406 and required tow to the ramp.

September 22, 2004

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada flight ACA139 an Airbus A320 was on a runway 08L FMS arrival at Vancouver which should have involved a turn to base leg at BAJOL followed by a turn to final at FAGUE. After BAJOL aircraft turned toward the airport rather than FAGUE. When queried about it the pilot indicated a mapping problem. No operational impact.

May 27, 2004

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

ACA 139 reported a brid strike while on final for RWY 27. No damage reported.

December 31, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada flight ACA 139, an Airbus 320, reported a bird strike on landing at Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). No damage was sustained and nothing was found on the runway. There was no operational impact.

May 23, 2004

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

At 2013Z the control tower received instructions from a Transport Canada Security inspector to ""hold"" ACA139 at the gate pending further instructions. At 2017Z the duty Shift Manager was informed and confirmed that compliance with the TC direction was required. The shift manager contacted CACO which had no knowledge of the activity. The NAVCANADA HO duty manager was contacted and was able to advise that the TC inspector's name was on the TC Security Officer's list. At 2025Z the TC Security Officer lifted the ""hold"" order. He advised the tower that the aircraft was held pending satisfactory proof from Air Canada management that certain security requirements had been met. At 2024Z the flight departed without further incident. Nil TSB

November 13, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update from the TSB: The crew of the Airbus A320 (C-FDRP) did a missed approach at Vancouver due to a faulty gear down indication (left main in red). The crew corrected the problem and the aircraft landed without further incident.
ACA139 an Air Canada A320 enroute Ottawa to Vancouver did a missed approach due faulty gear down indication (left main in red). Crew corrected problem, aircraft landed safely at 0510z.

December 3, 2003

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA139) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax International Airport (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA). While on final to runway 25, the flight crew reported that they had had an indicator saying the landing gear was down, however, they might not be able to use the steering system to clear the runway. The flight crew refused to declare an emergency. Emergency equipment (ARFF) staff were alerted anyway (by NAV CANADA). The aircraft landed without further incident at 2341Z and ARFF equipment was released at 2344Z. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 22, 2003

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (ELT)

Update provided by JRCC Trenton SARSUM - 22 June 03: ""F.1. CASE 2003-0632 A4 220011Z JUN 03 SAR ELT CFOLU (4518.5N 07510.3W). MONTREAL ACC ADVISED JRCC OF SEVERAL ELT REPORTS IN THE MASSENA AREA. SARSAT CASE FORMED AND CASARA TOOAWA TASKED. ELT LOCATED IN CF-OLU IN A HANGAR NEAR ST-ALBERT, ON. NO DISTRESS, ELT DEACTIVATED, AND CASE CLOSED. CASARA TIMES TO FOLLOW.""
The Air Canada aircraft (A320)(operating as ACA139) was an IFR flight outbound from the Ottawa M-CI Airport (CYOW). The second Air Canada aircraft (A320)(operating as ACA1016) was an IFR flight. --- ACA139 a reçu un signal ELT 25 nw de CYOW et s'est arrêté 5 nm nw de XI VOR a FL280 ACA1016 a reçu un signal ELT 25 nw de CYOW et s'est arrêté 6 nm d'OW. Information pasée à TR RCC. --- ACA139 received an ELT signal starting at 25 NM northwest of CYOW, stopping at 5 NM northwest of the Killaloe VOR (YXI), at FL280. ACA1016 received an ELT signal starting 25 NW of CYOW, stopping at 6 NM from CYOW. Trenton RCC was advised.

February 13, 2003

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

ACA139 was enroute to Vancouver and reported a medical emergency on board (heart attack patient)and requested clearance to divert to Winnipeg. The aircraft landed safely at 02:18Z.

December 13, 2002

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction)

The NAV Canada control tower at the Ottawa (M-CIA) Airport (CYOW) reported that numerous aircraft, contrary to IFR departure minima, departed from runway 07 at CYOW on December 13, 2002 with visibility of 3/8 of a mile in fog. The list of aircraft included: JZA7861 DH8A 132351Z RVR 2200; ACA334 CRJ1 132352Z RVR 1800; ACA139 A321 122355Z RVR 1800; JZA8874 BA14 140001Z RVR 1800; WJA86 B732 140004Z RVR 2000; ACA465 B763 140016Z RVR 2400; SKK338 B190 140020Z RVR 2400; BLS413 PC12 140023Z RVR 3000; and ACA662 CRJ1 140026Z RVR 3000. Ops. impact -- none reported.

July 17, 2002

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW)

Ottawa/MCIA (CYOW) - Air Canada flight 139 (ACA139) - bird strike occurred during takeoff roll, rwy 25. Remains of one seagull found.

May 18, 2000

Incident at Thunder Bay

The aircraft was on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) to Vancouver International Airport. The aircraft was proceding westbound at FL350, 35 miles north of Thunder Bay when the flight crew reproted a passenger medical emergency (an elderly female had stopped breathing) and elected to divert the flight to Thunder Bay. An ambulance was called out and was in position when the aircraft landed at 0052Z. Ops. impact -- no other aircraft inconvenienced.

November 10, 1998

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (ATS operating irregularity)

The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Halifax International Airport to Ottawa (McDonald-Cartier) International Airport. The aircraft was being vectored for a left base for a back course approach to runway 14. The Arrival Controller descended the aircraft to 2,000 feet before clear of an obstruction buffer surrounding a tall tower. The minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) in this area is 3,000 feet. The flight crew reported a ground proximity warning and commenced a climb to 3,000 feet when the aircraft was at 2,200 feet. The pilot called the unit to advise that he would be filing a report due to the proximity warning. O.P.I.: PAS Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A98O0311): ACA139, an Airbus A319, was being vectored for a left base for a backcourse approach to runway 14 at Ottawa (M-CIA). The Arrival Controller (Supervisor) issued ACA139 a descent clearance to 2,000 feet before the aircraft was clear of an obstruction buffer surrounding a tall tower. The minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) in this area is 3,000 feet. The flight crew reported receiving a ground proximity warning at 2,200 feet and commenced a climb to 3,000 feet. The Supervisor reported that he forgot the MVA was 3,000 feet for that area. The aircraft landed without further incident.

October 23, 1996

Incident at Vancouver, B.C. (Conflict - loss of separation)

A loss of separation occurred 28 KM east of Vancouver, between ACA139 EA32 Ottawa to Vancouver, and WES417 SW3 Penticton to Vancouver. The aircraft came within 600 ft and 2 1/2 miles.

September 23, 1995

Incident at Ottawa (MCIA), Ontario - 4 nm southwest

ACA139 departed runway 25 climbing to 13,000' ASL. At approximately 4,000', a glider passed above ACA139 by approximately 400' in a hard right turn. Nothing was observed on radar prior to the incident; however, intermittent prime observed just after; therefore, no traffic was passed to ACA139 prior to the incident. Ops. Impact -- nil.

September 19, 1994

Incident at Ottawa, ONT

Shoftly after departure from runway 32 at Ottawa (MCIA), the pilot advised of a traffic warning and then a resolution advisory. The pilot increased the rate of climb to 3000'/min. and recovered at appproximately 4,000' ASL. Traffic warning came at 2,800' and the resolution advisory at 3,300'. No traffic was observed in the vicinity on radar and a check with tower indicated there was no tower traffic in the vicinity. Ops. Impact -- unknown.