November 22, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKCO/ACA297) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08L. No remains were recovered. As a result, a Compass Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 LR (N615CZ/CPZ5765) on a flight from Salt Lake City, UT (KLSC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) was issued a missed approach due to possible debris on the runway.

November 8, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FZUB/ACA297) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike after landing Runway 08L. Runway closed for inspection. Nothing found.

July 22, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWI/ACA297) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported possible bird strike landing Runway 08L. Upon inspection nothing found. Runway re-opened at 0001Z.

July 8, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200 (ACA297) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) turned East on Taxiway M. Was given Taxiway M and Taxiway H, to hold short of Taxiway V.

August 31, 2019

Incident at 5041N / 10609W

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FMSX/ACA297) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported a mechanical issue and requested to divert to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). ACA297 landed without incident at 1849Z.
Update TSB Report #A19W0125: C-FMSX, an Airbus A320 operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight AC297 from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC with 5 crew members and 142 passengers on board. Approximately 48 nm ENE of Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB, the pilots received a "Press Sys 1 and 2" ECAM message. The pilots elected to divert to CYYC and completed an uneventful landing. Company maintenance completed an inspection of the aircraft and found a protective cover installed on the vent port for the #1 outflow valve. The cover was removed, the aircraft was function checked for normal operation on the ground and subsequently returned to service.

October 8, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FDRH/ACA297) from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Int'l, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute the missed approach of Runway 08R.

June 25, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHKE/ ACA297) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) descended to 8800 while on the CANUCK THREE arrival. The pilot was previously assigned 10000 feet. No operational impact.

May 14, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

When a Skylink Express Cessna 208B (C-FAFJ/ SLQ707) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), on a visual approach to Runway 26L, reported they no longer had the field insight while on a base leg. The aircraft came into conflict with an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FGLX/ ACA297) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) on the instrument landing system (ILS) Runway 26R approach. Air Traffic Control (ATC) issued immediate vectors to both aircraft. The aircraft came within 2.5NM and 600ft where either 3NM or 1000ft is required.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A15P0110: Air Canada 297 Embraer E190 was arriving at Vancouver Intl airport (CYVR) via the ILS Runway 26R. Skylink Express 707 C208 (C-FAFJ) was arriving at CYVR under IFR via a left visual approach to Runway 26L. Skylink 707 lost sight of the airport and came into conflict with ACA297. ATC issued immediate vectors to both aircraft. The aircraft came within 2.5NM and 600 feet where 3NM or 1000 feet is required.

August 20, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: LETHBRIDGE AB (CYQL) (ELT)

ACA297 (Air Canada) reported an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal in the vicinity of Lethbridge (CYQL), AB. Report was passed to Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton. ELT was turned off at 0200Z.
Follow-up information received from Enforcement: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has reviewed this occurrence and the appropriate action has been taken.

August 12, 2015

Incident at 30 MILES S WINNIPEG INTL MB (CYWG) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

On departure from CYWG, the Winnipeg West Low Controller coordinated FL340 for an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FMYV/ACA297), from Winnipeg (CYWG), MB to Vancouver (CYVR), BC, with the Winnipeg Gimli Controller. The Winnipeg Gimli Controller did not record the coordinated altitude. Following a position hand-off, the second Winnipeg Gimli Controller detected the discrepancy during the initial contact with ACA297 and subsequently verified and recorded the cleared altitude. Traffic was a same direction aircraft with approximately 8 miles lateral separation climbing to FL340.

January 18, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA297) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported getting a TCAS RA. ACA297 was level at 10 000 feet and an American corporately registered Cessna 525 (N810SS) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Terrace, BC (CYXT), was below ACA297 climbing to 9 000 feet. Traffic was passed to both aircraft. No operational impact.

November 27, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A13P0295: An EMB190 operating as Air Canada (ACA) 297 was on approach for R26R at Vancouver. The aircraft was too high on the approach and the crew elected to carry out a missed approach. The flight was vectored to return for landing on R26R.
An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA297) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was unable to descend quickly enough to land and initiated a missed approach runway 26R. The aircraft was re-vectored to final and landed runway 26R at 2326Z.

January 20, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Due to report of debris on runway 26R, an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190 (C-FHOS/ operating as ACA297) was issued the standard missed approach for runway 26R. The aircraft should have leveled off at 3000' however reported out of 4000' for 5700'. Controller issued clearance to 5000'. ACA297 landed runway 26L at 0014Z. No operational impact.

January 19, 2013

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

At 2358Z, Airport Operations advised debris on runway 26R. Both an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190 (C-FHOS/ operating as ACA297) on a IFR flight and a Westjet Boeing 737 (operating as WJA1789) on a IFR flight were established on final approach and issued missed approach instructions at 0001Z and 0002Z respectively. Runway inspection recovered a piece of concrete. ACA297 landed runway 26L at 0014Z and WJA1789 landed runway 26R at 0017Z. No delays incurred by other operators

September 7, 2012

Incident at 25nm NorthEast of CYVR (Wake turbulence/vortices)

ACA297 was 7.5nm in trail of UAL1206. Both aircraft were medium weight category and inbound to CYVR. At an altitude of 10000 feet, ACA297 encountered wake turbulence. The pilot reported that his aircraft rolled 30 degrees to the left and to the right. No operational impact. Both flights landed safely.

July 26, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

The pilot of an Air Canada Embraer E190 aircraft, operating as flight ACA297, initiated a go-around on Runway 26R at 1823Z. The pilot advised that it was too high and fast on approach. The Aircraft landed Rwy26R at 1832Z. No operational impact.

June 27, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential)

Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190 100 IGW flight ACA297, IFR Winnipeg to Vancouver was issued a Missed Approach Runway 08L due to United Airlines Airbus A320 211 flight UAL536 slow exiting. No impact to operations.

January 12, 2012

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ190 operating flight ACA297, IFR Winnipeg (CYWG) to Vancouver (CYVR), westbound at flight level (FL) 340 approximately 25 nautical mile east north east of Princeton (CYDC) encountered moderate wave activity and descended 300 feet, subsequently climbing back to FL340.

August 21, 2012

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

Air Canada, ACA297, an E190, reported a possible bird strike on departure runway 13 at Winnipeg International. No remains were found.

September 26, 2011

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

The WestJet Boeing 737-800, operating flight WJA425 IFR Calgary (CYYC) to Vancouver (CYVR), reported a bird strike on landing runway 08L. A subsequent arrival, Air Canada Embraer ERJ190 operating as flight ACA297 IFR Winnipeg (CYWG) to Vancouver (CYVR), reported bird strike. The runway was inspected and reopened at 1945z. Ten dead birds were removed.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Vancouver airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

June 14, 2010

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential, Aircraft navigation/communication equipment)

Air Canada Flight ACA297, an Airbus A320-211 IFR Winnipeg to Vancouver (CYVR), initiated a missed approach for Runway 26R as no contact with Vancouver Tower was made. First contact with the Tower was approximately 5 nm west heading 290 / 3000 ft. The pilot was instructed to contact Vancouver Departure 126.12. Central Mountain Air Flight GLR336, a Beech 1900C IFR Comox to CYVR was approximately 20 nm west of CYVR eastbound on a visual approach to Runway 12 with a restriction to maintain 3000 ft until final. GLR336 was instructed to maintain 2000 ft until final and to expedite descent due to ACA297 westbound at 3000 ft No Radio (NORDO). ACA297 landed on Runway 26R okay at 1956Z.

August 31, 2009

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert, Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential)

Air Canada Embraer E190 flight ACA297, IFR Winnipeg to Vancouver, at 8NM on final approach to runway 26R, was passed traffic regarding Canadian Helicopters Bell B06 (C-FCQE), VFR origin and destination unknown conducting a low level (500 feet and below) pipeline patrol in the vicinity of the 26R approach. ACA297 advised traffic observed on TCAS. ACA297 reported a resolution advisory at 5NM final and executed a missed approach. Approximately 5 seconds prior, the north tower controller observed the Mode C readout of B06 increase from 300 feet to 600 feet then return to 300 feet instantly. ACA297 landed runway 26R at 2149Z
UPDATE from Commercial & Business Aviation: The Canadian Helicopters' pilots were conducting their weekly pipeline patrol on the Vancouver Jet Line from Burnaby Mountain to Vancouver (CYVR), and were cleared to east bound from the Jet Fuel tanks between Runway 26R and 26L. At approximately 5 NM east of the airport the B06 descended to 300 feet to provide better separation for the overflying jets, passing 2 jets on final to Runway 26R with no problems. The aircraft was under control of the Outer Tower and was requested to slow down to allow the Air Canada Embraer at about 1500 ft at this point to pass overhead. Normal operations is to proceed underneath at that point, but the controller had asked the B06 to wait. Once ACA297 was by, the B06 proceeded through the approach of Runway 26R. Once in the Vancouver Harbour zone, the B06 received a call advising there was a problem with their transponder in CYVR. The controller was not aware of the problem and asked they turn off Mode C while in his zone. Upon arrival at Pitt Meadows the B06 turned on the transponder, requested a new code and a transponder check, and everything was correct and accurate. There were no other problems from Langley, Abbotsford, Kamloops, or Edmonton since then. Transponder check was completed on arrival in Edmonton and no problems were found. It will continue to be monitored.

September 26, 2008

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A08P0325: The Air Canada Embraer E190 aircraft, operating as ACA297, took off from Winnipeg for Vancouver. During the flight a faint electrical smell was detected in the last few rows of the cabin and in the rear of the galley. The galley and inflight entertainment power was removed and the smell quickly dissipated.

October 3, 2007

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.
The pilot of Air Canada Flight ACA101, an Airbus A320 IFR Toronto to Vancouver, reported a bird strike on landing on Runway 08L. Runway 08R was also closed due to an emergency (re Air Canada Flight ACA297 - AOR86276). Two aircraft were given overshoots and holds. Several departures and an ILS flight check were delayed.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A07P0339: The Air Canada Embraer E190 aircraft, operating as ACA297, was on descent into Vancouver after a flight from Winnipeg when the crew received a Brake Left/Right fault message. They declared an emergency and continued to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed without further difficulty with Airport Fire Fighting (AFF) in attendance. On arrival at the gate, the brakes were found to be hot. Maintenance carried out troubleshooting as per Embraer Service Newsletter 190-32-0017 AMM ref. 32-41-00 Task 32-41-00-870-801A. The message was cleared, all parameters were normal, and the aircraft returned to service.
The pilot of Air Canada Flight ACA297, an Embraer E190 IFR Winnipeg to Vancouver, declared an emergency due to loss of brake indication on the main gear.

August 28, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Flight ACA297, an Embraer E190 IFR Winnipeg (CYWG) to Vancouver (CYVR), reported a possible blown tire as he approached CYVR and requested Emergency Services on standby. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 08L at 2026Z.
UPDATE TSB Class 5

May 21, 2007

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada Flight ACA297, a Embraer E190 IFR to Vancouver, reported a TCAS RA while being vectored for approach on Runway 08L at Vancouver. The aircraft had been turned onto left base at the time of the RA. VFR traffic was 600 feet below and 1.5 NM off the right when the RA occurred.

September 4, 2005

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required.
Air Canada flight ACA297 an Airbus A320 reported a bird strike landing Runway 26R at Vancouver. Runway closed for inspection. 3 birds found.

August 18, 1993

Incident at VANCOUVER

DC9 ACA297 - THE PILOT REPORTED ENCOUNTERING WAKE TURBULENCE FROM UAL539 (B757) WHILE 10-15 NM IN TRAIL. THE PILOT REPORTED DEFLECTIONS OF 30 DEGREES. TIME = 0120Z. ACTION = TAE.

July 16, 1993

Incident at VANCOUVER

DC93 ACA297 - REPORTED UNSAFE GEAR INDICATION ON FINAL. A/C DID A LOW APPROACH TO CHECK GEAR. LANDED SAFELY. ERS. TIME - 0120Z. ACTION - TAH.

October 20, 1993

Incident at WINNIPEG

DC9 ACA297 - A/C WINNIPEG TO VANCOUVER WAS ABEAM BROADVIEW WHEN PILOT REPORTED SMELL IN COCKPIT. POSSIBLE SMOKE, CREW REQUESTED RETURN TO YWG. A/C LANDED SAFELY RWY 36. MAINTENCE DISCOVERED #25 RECEPTRICAL IN FORWARD GALLEY BURNED OUT. MAINTENCE PULLED CIRCUIT BREAKER. A/C THEN FLEW TO YVR AND HAD RECEPRICAL CHANGED. A/C BACK IN SERVICE. TIME = 2330Z.