February 6, 2020

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Aviation Incident Report #16539: Upon pushback from the gate, the pilot of a Royal Jordanian Airlines Boeing 787-8 (JYBAH/RJA90G) from Montreal/Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Detroit/Wayne County, MI (KDTW) specified that they did not need to proceed to the de-icing facilities, and the aircraft was cleared to taxi, and instructed to hold short of Runway 06R. As the aircraft passed Taxiway AM, the pilots of an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA321) queried as to whether RJA90G had been de-iced. The controller mentionned that RJA90G did not request de-icing, to which ACA321 replied that this decision should be challenged. RJA90G had already been handed off to the tower at this point, so the information was relayed to the tower via the hotline. The information was then relayed to the pilot of RJA90G. Regardless, RJA90G departed without de-icing. Approximately 1 minute after the call from ACA321, the pilots of an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (ACA417) that was waiting on the north ramp as RJA90G taxied past mentionned that one of their passengers reported that RJA90Gs wings were covered with snow. In the hour preceding RJA90Gs departure, all flights departing from the apron required de-icing services.

August 2, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Airbus BD-500-1A11 A220-300 (ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a possible bird strike after landing on Runway 17L. Vehicle (Airport 1) conducted a runway inspection and found a bird. No impact to operations.

February 1, 2020

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) conducted a missed approach to Runway 35R due to a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 787-9 (KLM678) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Amsterdam, Netherlands (EHAM) slow to roll in front. No other operational impact.

November 19, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

An Air Creebec de Havilland DHC-8-101 (CRQ202) from Chisasibi, QC (CSU2) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) was instructed to reject its approach on Runway 24L due to the presence of an Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC), which had lined up on the runway. Impact on operations: the aircraft landed at 19018Z. No other impact.

November 5, 2019

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

Aviation incident report #16372: The pilot of an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJQ/ACA321) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) was given instructions 3 times to hold short of Runway 06R on 122.075 at 1735Z with Montreal Apron. The pilot withheld readback of instructions until directly asked for it the third time.

September 23, 2019

Incident at 60NM BIRKO intersection

An Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA321) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) requested priority due to a medical emergency for a sick passenger. No impact to operations.

December 4, 2018

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

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (ACA321) from Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International, QC (CYUL) to Calgary International, AB (CYYC) reported ingesting multiple birds into the number 2 engine at 1/2 mile final. The aircraft landed safely and shut down the engine after exiting the runway. The runway was inspected and no remains were found. The runway returned to service at 2342Z.
Update TSB Report #A18W0182: C-FSDW, a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA321 from Montreal/Pierre Elliot Trudeau Intl., QC (CYUL) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) with 6 crew members and 125 passengers on board. Approximately 1/2 mile back, on final approach to Runway 35R, multiple birds were ingested in the #2 engine (CFM International Leap 1B). The crew continued the approach and an uneventful landing was accomplished. Abnormal vibrations were noted in the #2 engine and the crew elected to shut down the #2 engine as a precaution on the taxi from the runway. The aircraft was removed from service while maintenance conducted the appropriate inspection items.

May 24, 2018

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

UPDATE: TSB Report#A18W0073: C-FWSF, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA1541 from Houston/George Bush Intercontinental, TX (KIAH) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). C-FTJS, an Airbus 320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA321 from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to CYYC. WJA1541 was assigned the TASBU arrival into CYYC, while ACA321 was assigned the BIRKO 3 STAR via LIBUX. As both aircraft were being routed for Runway 35R, a loss of separation occurred. The two aircraft came within 2.5 nm horizontally and 500 feet vertically where 3 nm or 1000 feet was required. Both aircraft landed without incident and there was no other impact to operations.
An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA321) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int'l, QC (CYUL) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) was cleared down to 8000 ft on the BIRKO standard terminal arrival (STAR) via LIBUX. A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA1541) from Houston Int'l, TX (KIAH) to Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) was cleared down to 5300 via TASBU. Both aircraft were arriving on 35R. The aircraft came within 2.5NM horizontally and 500 feet vertically when 3NM and 1000 feet was needed. No other impact to operations.

August 14, 2011

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.
The Air Canada Airbus A321, operating flight ACA321, IFR Vancouver (CYVR) to Montreal (CYUL), reported bird strike departing Runway 08R at 1842z. Two birds were found, no impact on operations.

May 24, 2004

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Air Canada flight ACA321, an Airbus 319 cleared the ILS 26R approach via GRIZZ arrival crossed SEKER below 5000'.

July 23, 2002

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Crew had no indication of gear down status. Aircraft made a low pass for visual inspection then proceeded to land safely on rwy 26R. CFR activated.

September 1, 2001

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Bird strike)

ACA321 and ACA2007 reported multiple small bird strikes while landing on runway 26R. Runway was closed from 1719z to 1729z and from 1735z to 1742z respectively. Eight and 2 aircraft respectively were diverted to Runway 26L.

August 8, 2001

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Controller did not see uncorrelated VFR @ 6300 in Class C airspace until last minute. ACA 321 was in between frequencies (High to Low) and the controller could not get hold of ACA 321 to pass traffic. ACA 321 received TCAS and reported to us that he was climbing. The aircraft came to within aprox. 1 3/4 miles and 100 feet altitude.
Update from the TSB: The Air Canada Boeing 767-200 (C-GAUU, ACA321) was descending into Vancouver on a flight from New York. The Vancouver arrival high controller instructed ACA321 to change frequency to the arrival low controller, and then noticed uncorrelated VFR traffic about to conflict with ACA321. The controller was unable to contact ACA321 directly to pass the traffic because the pilot had already changed frequencies. ACA321 received a TCAS RA and advised he was climbing in response. The aircraft spacing was unintentionally reduced to 1.75 nm and 100 feet altitude.
Update from ANS&A: A Nav Canada Fact Finding Board will be convened as soon as possible.

July 4, 2001

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ATS operating irregularity)

Update from ANS&A: A Nav Canada Fact Finding Board will be convened as soon as possible.
A runway change from the 08's to the 26's was in progress. ACA321 was being vectored for spacing behind traffic that had executed a missed approach. ACA321 was vectored into CYA126A on a southerly heading. There was training being conducted in the arrival position. Trainee and controller were counselled and returned to duty.
Update from the TSB: In the period of time leading up to the incident, the active runways at Vancouver were being changed from 08 L/R to 26 L/R. As well, the Outer arrival controller was under training with an OJI. The traffic volume and the complexity were both high. Several aircraft were re-routed to accommodate the change in runways, while three aircraft on final for 08L were permitted to continue. One of these aircraft, a Canada 3000 A-320, executed a missed approach from 08L and flew out to the east climbing to 4,000 feet. At the same time, an Air Canada Boeing 767 (ACA321) was inbound from the east, initially descending to 7,000 feet; the controller subsequently cleared it to 5,500 feet. As the A-320 continued east, the controller identified a potential conflict developing and turned the B-767 left to a southerly heading to increase spacing and provide sequence behind another aircraft arriving from the south. In the process, however, the Arrival controller unintentionally vectored the Boeing into an active CYA126A acrobatic advisory area, which is capped at 5,500 feet asl. The aircraft clipped the north west corner of CYA126A and entered the airspace down to about 5,000 feet; it was in the airspace for about 30 seconds. ATC is required to provide aircraft with 1,000 feet clearance above this area.

June 26, 2001

Incident at near PECK intersection

The aircraft (operating as ACA321) was on an IFR flight from New York (John F. Kennedy) International Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KJFK) to Vancouver International Airport (CYVR). En-route, while in the vicinity of PECK intersection (about 120NM west of Toronto) at FL350, the flight crew reported ""a smell in the cockpit."" The flight crew requested a diversion to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) although no emergency response was requested. When the aircraft was about 50NM west of Toronto, the flight crew declared an emergency and requested an immediate landing at Toronto (LBPIA), straight in for runway 06L, and advised that they would not be clearing the runway. At the time, the weather was CAVOK with light and variable southerly winds and runways 23/24R active. The aircraft was cleared direct to Toronto and landed at 1605Z without further incident with AFF standing by. Ops. impact -- runway 06L/24R was returned to service at 1615Z. Minor delays to other traffic.

July 2, 1997

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

The Ottawa (MacDonald-Cartier International) Airport control zone was shut down between 1430-1500Z to accommodate the departure of the Royal flight. The Queen's flight was slightly delayed and, as a result, the airport closure time was exceeded by approximately 23 minutes. Apparently some operators were not aware of the airport closure. The following is a list of those aircraft delayed (including approximate delays incurred): Arrivals: ACA174 held approximately 30 minutes then diverted to Montreal International (Dorval) airport ACA446 held approximately 30 minutes then diverted to Montreal International (Dorval) airport GAA215 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes CDR1909 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes BLS320 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes TGO968 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes USA341 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes ATL453 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes ACA321 delayed approximately 40-50 minutes Departures: CDR1911 delayed 22 minutes ACA616 delayed 23 minutes COBRA43 delayed 21 minutes

February 9, 1996

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

Air Canada dispatch reported ACA321 was inbound from EWR with a blown left main tire. Aircraft landed at 1552Z without incident. Ops. Impact -- none.