March 7, 2020

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An Air Canada Boeing 777-333ER (C-FJZS/ACA606) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was cleared for take-off from Runway 06L on a visual departure behind an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FMZW/ACA1037) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Denver, CO (KDEN). ACA606 aborted its take-off roll after observing that ACA1037 had aborted takeoff further down the runway due to a bird strike. ACA606 returned to the runway for takeoff. No further delays to the operation.
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 262592-V1: A red tailed hawk was found on the runway after ACA1037 advised of the bird strike. (Duplicate CADORS 2020O0469 / AOR 262592-V1 deleted)
UPDATE TSB Report #A20O0029: On 07 March 2020, at 0948 eastern daylight time, an Embraer 190-100 (E190) operated by Air Canada (registration C-FMZW) as flight ACA1037 was conducting a takeoff under visual departure procedures from Runway 06L. After the E190 began its takeoff roll, a Boeing 777-300 (B777), operated by Air Canada (registration C-FJZS) as flight ACA606, was instructed to position and hold onto Runway 06L. While the E190 was on the take-off roll, the Tower controller issued a takeoff clearance to the B777. Moments later, the E190 had a bird strike at approximately 135 knots. The E190 flight crew initiated a high-speed abort and made a radio call on the tower frequency that they were aborting the takeoff. As the E190 flight crew made their radio call, the B777 flight crew read back the takeoff clearance on the same frequency and commenced its takeoff roll. Shortly afterwards the B777 flight crew observed that the E190 was still on the runway and aborted the takeoff, reaching a maximum speed of about 110 knots. The B777 flight crew made a radio call on the tower frequency that they were also aborting the takeoff. Both aircraft exited the runway. The E190 returned to the terminal. The B777 waited on a taxiway for 45 minutes to allow the brakes to cool and then returned to the terminal. There were no injuries. There was no damage to either aircraft.

October 17, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-FJNX/ACA606) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) pulled up in final Runway 14 due to "automatic wind-shear alert". The flight diverted to their alternate.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200SU (C-FRQP/SKV7522) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) pulled up on final Runway 14 due to a wind shear warning. The pilot advised that they encountered wind shear and severe turbulence and diverted to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL).
UPDATE Duplicate AOR 263820-V1: After SKV7522 diverted due to turbulence, multiple aircraft that were on the approach to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) conducted missed approaches and/or diverted, including, but not limited to, a WestJet Encore aircraft (flight WEN3482), another WestJet Encore aircraft (flight WEN3451), and an Air Canada aircraft (flight ACA606).

September 12, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUE/ACA606) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) landed Runway 32 at 1506Z and was unable to vacate the runway, due to nose wheel steering issues. Several aircraft were pulled up on final including an ExpressJet Airlines Embraer 145 (N14188/ASQ4292) on a flight from Newark, NJ (KEWR) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ), a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GVWJ/WJA31) on a flight from Glasgow, Scotland (EGPF) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ), a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-FOWE/WEN3451) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ). Other departures and arrivals were delayed including an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FGJI/ACA663) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). ACA606 was towed off the runway and it was re-opened at 1529Z after it was inspected.

July 12, 2018

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

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FLWH/ACA606) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) departed CYYZ Runway 24R on visual departure separation and when climbing through 2500 feet reported encountering wake turbulence at approximately 3.1 nautical miles behind previous departure of a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWAZ/WJA518) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Int'l, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF).

November 14, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GITU/ACA606) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) missed the approach to Runway 23 due to crosswinds. The aircraft diverted to Quebec/Jean Lesage Intl, QB (CYQB). No operational impact.

August 3, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHKP/ACA606) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach due to an unstable approach. The aircraft landed without further incident. No operational impact.

January 5, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHKA/ACA606) from Toronto ON (CYYZ) to Halifax NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach to CYHZ Runway 23 due to wind shear warning. The aircraft landed on Runway 23 at 1748Z.

February 11, 2016

Incident at 28NM SW SAINT JOHN NB (CYSJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Saint John, NB (CYSJ) controller cleared an Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) from FL390 to FL210 without prior coordination. Approximately 20 seconds later the controller cancelled the descent clearance.

August 24, 2015

Incident at 35 NM NW HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GBIP / ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a gear indication issue. The flight requested delaying vectors and resolved issue. The aircraft safely landed CYHZ at 1505Z. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Halifax advised. No impact to operations.

November 11, 2014

Incident at 60NM SE Beauce, QC VOR/DME (VLV)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA606), from Toronto, ON (CYYZ), to Halifax, NS (CYHZ), was diverted to Montréal, QC (CYUL), because of a problem related to aircraft maintenance. No impact on operations.

January 19, 2014

Incident at 15 miles NW HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A321 211 (ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) declared medical emergency. Landed 1705Z. No impact on operations.

September 11, 2013

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

An Air Wisconsin Airlines Bombardier CL600 2B19 (AWI3715) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Philadelphia, PA (KPHL) reported encountering moderate wake turbulence on departure following an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ).

December 15, 2013

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARO/ ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) initiated a missed approach due to winds. Surface winds at the time were 13025G40KT. The aircraft diverted to Montreal, QC (CYUL).

April 27, 2013

Incident at 50 NW HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) declared a medical emergency and requested priority into Halifax. Minimal delay to air traffic. ACA606 landed at 1716Z. No impact on operation.

April 26, 2013

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHOS/ ACA606) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a medical emergency while inbound. Aircraft landed safely at 1718Z. No operational impact.

January 30, 2012

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA606, an Embraer 190 enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ) was too high on approach to Runway (RWY) 32. The pilot requested and was given circling clearance to RWY 23. The aircraft landed safely at 1643Z. No impact on operations.

July 14, 2011

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

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA606) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Halifax (SIA) (CYHZ). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto Tower advised that the flight crew had reported that a possible birdstrike had occurred during the departure off of runway 06R. Ops. impact -- operations were suspended until 1430Z when the runway was returned to service. The intact remains of one (1) sparrow were recovered.

December 4, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA606, Embraer ERJ 170, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), declared a medical emergency. The situation was described as stable but an ambulance had been dispatched. The flight landed at 16:36Z.

August 11, 2010

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA606, Airbus A319, landed on Runway 32 in Halifax (CYHZ) and missed exiting into Taxiway H. No 180-degree turns were permitted on runways, as per a NOTAM. The controller initiated an overshoot for JZA807, DHC 8 102, enroute from Sydney (CYQY) to Halifax, due to the aircraft on the runway. JZA807 was re-sequenced and landed safely at 16:03Z.

October 21, 2007

Incident at Au VOR de Massena (MSS)

ACA606, an Embraer 170 operated by Air Canada, was conducting an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight between Toronto (CYYZ) and Halifax (CYHZ). The aircraft deviated from its route, heading toward PLB after MSS while its route was MSS?YJN. There was no impact on ATC operations. *** *** *** ACA606, un Embraer 170 exploité par Air Canada, effectuait un vol selon les règles de vol aux instruments (IFR) entre Toronto (CYYZ) et Halifax (CYHZ). L'aéronef a dévié de sa route, se dirigeant vers PLB après MSS alors que sa route était MSS - YJN. Aucun impact sur les opérations ATC.

September 27, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA606, Embraer ERJ 190 100, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), on downwind for Runway 32, requested to extend due to a flap problem. Emergency Response Services (ERS) were called to standby for a flapless approach to Runway 14. The aircraft landed safely at 15:37Z. Nil TSB.

December 24, 2002

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

Air Canada Airbus 310 ACA606 reported striking birds during takeoff. A carcass was found during rwy inspection. ACA606, un Airbus 319 d'Air Canada, a rapporté avoir frappé des oiseaux au décollage. Une carcasse a été retrouvée lors de l'inspection de piste.

November 7, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA606 an Airbus A319 reported a bird strike on landing Runway 15 at 1432Z. The Airport Duty Manager was advised, no bird remains were found.

September 26, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A Boeing 737-200 (CJA420) departed Halifax on Runway 06 for Deer Lake at 1621Z. The aircraft reported that possible tire damage and requested that the runway be checked. Runway 06 was closed for an inspection at 1630Z. ACA606 an Airbus A320 from Montreal was broken off the approach to 06 and landed on Runway 33. At 1642 Runway 06 was open. Nothing was found on the runway and CJA420 was advised.
Update - Maintenance and Manufacturing - The crew voyage report indicates a sudden sway during the take off roll. Rudder control inputs were re-centered, no further sway was encountered, no vibration, all engine controls normal. Crew advised tower to survey runway for possible tire failure which was accomplished with no findings. The sway has been attributed to a localised gust.

August 6, 2002

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Airbus A319 had landed on Runway 24 exited the runway on to ""C"" Taxiway and was held short of Taxiway ""A"" on Taxi ""C"" to facilitate departure of a helicopter. The pilot phoned the Tower Supervisor reference being held short. He did not feel that the holding position provided adequate separation from runway 06/24 or Taxi ""A"", that he should have been made aware of the departing helicopter prior to his landing and that he was held on the taxiway for too long a period of time. The aircraft was observed by the tower personnel to be well clear of Runway 06/24. The Tower's view is that the operation was conducted safely and as expeditiously as possible given the airport taxiway configuration. TSB - NIL

September 18, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA606 DC9 enroute Montreal to Halifax,reported pressurization problems at 1550Z. No assistance required and aircraft landed safely in Halifax at 1610Z.

July 12, 1999

Incident at Victoria (TCAS alert)

ACA606 (A319 climbing eastbound from CYYJ) responded to a TCAS-RA due to a VFR DH6 (Coastal Air 606) who was northbound at 3500 ft. Victoria radar sector was talking to both aircraft and a radar heading was issued to the DH6 to insure safe passage behind the A319. Aircraft were never closer than 1nm laterally. OPI: ANS&A