October 20, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GJWI/ACA188) on a flight from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) reported a bird strike departing Runway 26L.

March 16, 2017

Incident at 80NM NW WAWA ON (CYXZ) (ELT)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) was eastbound at FL330 and reported a strong emergency locator transmitter (ELT) 80 miles west of Wawa, ON (CYXZ).

September 27, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA188) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was pushing back at Gate 52 on the apron and reported a small fuel spill. Airport duty manager advised and the spill cleaned up. No operational impact.

September 1, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Incursion - manoeuvring area)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA188) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) taxiing on Taxiway E had to stop for a coyote crossing the taxiway. No operational impact.

February 10, 2016

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

TSB#A16O0044: C-FTJR, an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 aircraft operating as flight ACA188, was en route to Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR), when the flight crew received intermittent "ENG 1 FIRE" ECAM warnings. The aircraft diverted to Toronto/LBPIA, ON (CYYZ) and landed without further incident. The operator?s maintenance replaced the engine 1 fire loop connectors A and B IAW AMM 26-12- 00.

December 22, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: N494339/W1135453

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) was observed deviating from assigned altitude by approximately 1 800 feet in 27 seconds. No impact on operations.

May 9, 2015

Incident at 45 29 27 N / 075 47 51 W

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA188), from Vancouver (CYVR), BC, to Ottawa (CYOW), ON, reported that it was the target of a green laser. The police were notified. No impact on operations. METAR CYOW 090100Z CCA 17005KT 15SM FEW100 SCT140 BKN220 23/11 A3000RMK AC2AC2CI3 SLP158 DENSITY ALT 1300FT=.

October 20, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FGYS/ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) declared an emergency due to an unsafe shock absorber indication. The aircraft held for approximately one hour and returned to CYVR - landed without incident Runway 26L at 2256Z. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB#A15P0205: The flight crew of the Air Canada Airbus A320, C-FGYS, operated under IFR as flight ACA188 from Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa Intl, ON, declared an emergency due to an unsafe shock absorber indication. The flight held for about one hour and returned to CYVR where it landed without incident on Runway 26L.

October 15, 2014

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPDN/ ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported a bird strike on landing Runway 25. Runway inspected nothing found. No impact on the operation.

September 28, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: OTTAWA / ROCKCLIFFE ON (CYRO)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWM/ ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported being aimed at by a green laser at 4,000 feet emanating from close to Ottawa/ Rockcliffe, ON (CYRO). Ottawa police advised. CYOW ME 0100 21003KT 15SM SKC 17/14 3018

July 29, 2013

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-FYNS/ ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported a bird strike after departing runway 26L. The runway was closed five minutes for inspection, nothing found. Minimal impact on operations.

July 15, 2013

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA188) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) was final for runway 14. The crew reported that they were too high for the approach while 4 miles final at 2300'. The crew requested VFR circuit to land runway 32 which the Tower Controller approved. ACA188 landed runway 32 at 0050Z. No impact on operations.

May 18, 2013

Incident at 160 miles NE THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT) (ELT)

An ELT signal was reported by Air Canada (ACA188), an eastbound flight at FL370. The signal started at 4921N/08539W and was lost abruptly nine minutes later at 4853N/08407W. Several other aircraft over flying the same area were queried following the first report, but none received any signals. JRCC advised. Source undetermined. No impact to operations.

May 30, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Airbus A320 211 flight ACA188, IFR Vancouver to Ottawa aborted takeoff runway 26L due to reverse thruster issues. No impact to other operators.

May 7, 2012

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as flight ACA188) was nearing the conclusion of a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC advised that the flight crew had reported that a birdstrike had occurred while the aircraft was descending through an altitude of 6,000 feet, approximately 15NM north of Ottawa (M-CIA).

August 12, 2011

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-321 aircraft (operating as flight ACA188) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower advised that the flight crew reported that a possible birdstrike had occurred during the landing. The runway was closed for an inspection but nothing was found. Ops. impact -- unknown.

August 13, 2009

Incident at Houser Intersection J504, 60NM North of Cranbrook (ATS operating irregularity)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 operating Flt ACA188, IFR from Vancouver to Ottawa, when at 1912Z the Cranbrook Sector Data controller passed the estimate to the Edmonton Controller stating an altitude of FL330. ACA188 was at FL350. No operational impact.
UPDATE from TSB: Class of Investigation being assessed.
UPDATE from TSB; Investigation classed as 5.
UPDATE from the TSB A09P0248: The Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft, operating as ACA188, was on a flight from Vancouver to Ottawa at FL350. A loss of separation occurred when the Vancouver ACC Cranbrook Sector data controller passed the altitude to the Edmonton controller as FL330. There was no conflict with another aircraft, however safety was not assured.

August 12, 2009

Incident at 38 NM East of Cranbrook (Van FlR/Edmonton FIR Boundary J504) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0244 - The Air Canada Airbus A320 aircraft, operating as ACA188, was on a flight from Vancouver to Ottawa at FL330. The aircraft was recleared to FL350 by the Vancouver ACC Mountain High Sector Controller at the Vancouver/Edmonton FIR boundary. A loss of separation occurred when the controller did not pass on the revised altitude to the Edmonton controller. There was no conflict with another aircraft, however safety was not assured.
Air Canada Flight ACA188, an Airbus A320 IFR Vancouver to Ottawa, originally at FL330 was re-cleared to FL350. The Cranbrook Data Controller forgot to pass on the new altitude to the Edmonton Controller at the Vancouver FIR/Edmonton FIR Boundary J504, There was no operational impact.

July 26, 2009

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-321 aircraft (operating as flight ACA188) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). ACA1188 advised that he had a medical emergency and had made arrangements. Priority was given and the AOCC was contacted. Aircraft landed at 0228Z.

September 17, 2008

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

From TSB Daily Notification Log 2008-09-25 Occurrence Summary A08O0263: The Air Canada Airbus A321, Flight 0188, was en route from Vancouver, BC to Ottawa, ON when a flight attendant became ill and was unable to continue with their duties.

June 25, 2007

Incident at 60NM northwest of Ottawa

The Air Canada Airbus A-320 aircraft (operating as ACA188) was completing a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The aircraft was approximately 60NM northwest of Ottawa when the flight crew reported a medical emergency on board. The aircraft landed on runway 14 at 2300 without incident. Ops. impact -- none. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ En rapprochement pour CYOW, ACA188 rapporte une urgence médicale à bord. ACA188 au sol RWY14 à 2300z sans encombre. Aucun impact.

July 27, 2006

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A06O0198): The Air Canada Airbus A-319-114 aircraft (C-FYJE, operating as Air Canada flight ACA188) had arrived at Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) after a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). When the rear cargo door was opened, two (2) baggage handlers were momentarily overcome and had difficulty breathing. A checked bag was leaking what was suspected to be pepper spray or bear spray.

July 30, 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 ACA188) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). After landing on runway 32, the flight crew reported that a possible bird strike had occurred. The runway was closed for an inspection but nothing was found.

November 26, 2003

Incident at en-route from Winnipeg to Toronto

Initial information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A03O03270: The Air Canada Airbus A319-114 aircraft, registration C-FYJE, operating as flight 188, was en-route from Winnipeg International Airport (CYWG) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) when the Flight Attendants noticed an odour in the rear galley. The odour was quickly traced to an oven insert. The insert was removed and a 4X6 inch piece of paper was found at the back of the insert. In addition, adhesive tape was found stuck to the top of the insert. Upon arrival, Maintenance staff inspected the oven and, after an operational check, reported no faults found.

June 25, 1999

Incident at near Sault Ste. Marie

The aircraft was on a scheduled IFR flight from Winnipeg to Ottawa (M-CIA). En-route, the aircraft developed a pressurization problem and descended to 7,000 feet (while in Winnipeg's airspace near Sault Ste. Marie). Approaching Wawa, the flight crew requested to climb to FL190. At, FL190. the flight crew advised that they would proceed to destination at FL190. Ops. impact -- unknown. 71 S.O.B. -- six (6) crew; 65 passengers. O.P.I.: PAH

March 17, 1999

Incident at Thunder Bay

The aircraft was on an IFR flight from Winnipeg International Airport to Ottawa (M-CIA). When the aircraft was about 100NM northeast of Thunder Bay, the flight crew requested a diversion due to a medical emergency. Arrangements were made for an ambulance to meet the flight. The aircraft landed at 0303Z. Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B. -- unknown.

November 12, 1998

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

GAA242 SAAB-FAIRCHILD SF34 BUSINESS EXPRESS IFR from Boston, MA (U.S.A.) to Ottawa (M-CIA) ACA188 was on final for runway 25 as GAA242 was on the left base for the same runway. At this point, separation was not assured. The controller then cleared GAA242 for a visual approach to runway 25 to follow ACA188. GAA242 had ACA188 in sight. Subsequently, ACA188 asked for a 360 degree turn as the aircraft was too high. ACA188 was issued a right turn heading 360 degrees. GAA242 turned final for runway 25 and went through the localizer, coming approximately two (2) miles from ACA188. Ops. impact -- unknown. O.P.I.: PAS

July 26, 1997

Incident at 10 miles west of Dryden (ATS operating irregularity)

ACA188 DC9 AIR CANADA CDN935 (Toronto (LBPIA) to Winnipeg) had been cleared from Thunder Bay direct Winnipeg at FL310 and was deviating north of course due to weather. ACA188 (Winnipeg to Ottawa) was climbing eastbound toward Dryden cleared to FL330. The controller was concentrating on a problem with three other eastbound flights and did not detect the developing confliction between CDN935 and ACA188. The pilot of CDN935 received a TCAS indication and advised the controller that they had traffic 600 feet above their flight. The controller responded by having CDN935 turn left 30 degrees. ACA188's flight crew then indicated that they had the traffic 800 feet below their aircraft. Radar data analysis revealed that CDN935 descended to FL305 until clear of ACA188. Radar data analysis also revealed that 700 feet vertical separation existed when lateral spacing was reduced to 4.99 miles. The minimum lateral spacing reached 1.50 miles at which time the vertical separation was 1,300 feet. Ops. impact -- the Dryden Sector Radar and Data controllers were removed from duty.

June 9, 1996

Incident at Calgary, Alberta

Aircraft returned due to suspected nose gear problem. CFR on standby. Fly-by tower revealed normal looking gear. Landed safely.

December 17, 1996

Incident at Regina, Saskatchewan (Aerodrome - power failure)

A failure of the landline that carries the ATC radio frequency resulted in a loss of communications between IFR aircraft and the terminal control unit at Regina. CDR 1340, a Fokker 28 aircraft, was on a SID 5 departure from runway 31 Regina, with an IFR clearance to Calgary. The Regina SID 5 departure requires the aircraft to climb on a runway heading to 6,000 feet ASL and to anticipate radar vectors. In the event of a communications failure in IFR weather the aircraft must maintain its last assigned altitude until 10 minutes after take-off and proceed directly on course after reaching the last assigned altitude. When the loss of radio communication occurred, the terminal controller observed CDR1340 climb through 6,700 ASL and was concerned that a loss of separation or confliction would occur with ACA188, a DC-9 aircraft entering a left hand downwind approach for runway 31 and descending to 9,000 ASL. The terminal controller contacted the Regina Tower controller to instruct CDR1340 not to climb above 7,000 ASL and the aircraft levelled off at 7,000 ASL. The aircraft remained vertically separated by 2,000 in an area where the required minimum separation was 1,000 feet. Communications were re-established soon afterwards through the use of the back-up radio transceiver.

October 16, 1996

Incident at Regina, Saskatchewan (ATS operating irregularity)

An operating irregularity occurred between Air Canada 188 , a DC9, which was inbound to Regina IFR from Calgary. The aircraft was on a left hand visual apporach to runway 31. C-FSRZ was on a local VFR flight at Regina. This aircraft was on a left hand downwind to runway 31. ACA188 had been cleared to the Regina Airport for a left hand visual to runway 31 and was to maintain 4000' until established on final approach. The crew of Air Canada 188 read back the clearance including the restriction to the TCU at Regina. Air Canada 188 changed to tower frequency when the aircraft was 6 miles west of the airport. The pilot of C-FSRZ was on a downwind left hand, to runway 31 at 3000'. The crew of Air Canada 188 descended below 4000' when they were downwind and turned left base leaving 3600 feet. On the base leg the crew of ACA188 received a TCAS alert and climbed from 3200' to 4000'. Both aircraft passed each other with approximately one half mile lateral separation and 300' vertical separation. TSB are evaluating. Winnipeg ACC may conduct a fact finding board. See 96C0435