April 21, 2019

Incident at DUTIR

An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FFWM/ACA618) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) crossed DUTIR at 3400 vs 4000 above (published).

July 3, 2008

Incident at 50 Nautical Miles Northwest of Halifax (Moncton ACC) (ATS operating irregularity)

The controller was attempting to ensure spacing using speed control and vertical separation for ACA618, Airbus A320, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ). Confusion ensued regarding altitudes versus speeds.

December 18, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA618, Boeing 767 375, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), reported a wind shear warning on final for Runway 14 and executed a missed approach. Nil TSB.

November 2, 2007

Incident at 30 Miles West of Saint John (CYSJ)

ACA618, Boeing 767-3YO, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ), approximately 30 miles west of Saint John, requested descent to 29,000 feet due to turbulence. The aircraft was observed on radar descending through 28,700 ft. and when queried, the flight crew acknowledged that they had exceeded their cleared descent and were climbing back to 29,000 ft. The aircraft descended to 28,400 ft. before climbing back to 29,000 ft. TSB evaluating.

June 18, 2006

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

The Air Canada Airbus A-319 aircraft (operating as ACA618) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Halifax International Airport (CYHZ). The aircraft took off from runway 24R and the flight crew reported a bird strike. The runway was closed for an inspection but nothing was found.

August 22, 2004

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Weather - clear air turbulence (CAT)/turbulence, Wake turbulence/vortices)

Flight ACA870 (Airbus 330) had taken off from Runway 24L at Dorval (CYUL) at 0053Z, and flight ACA618 (Regional Jet) took off from Runway 28 at 0055Z. Even though the separation between the two aircraft at the intersection of the two runways had been 5 NM, flight ACA618 complained that it had encountered severe wake turbulence when crossing the intersection of the two runways.

January 19, 2004

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

JGO112, un McDonnel Douglass MD-80 de Jetsgo, a reçu un avis de résolution du système de surveillance du trafic et d`évitement des collisions alors qu`il était en vent arrière à 6000 pieds pour la piste 24R de Dorval (CYUL). Le trafic signalé était ACA618, un Regional Jet d`Air Canada au départ de la piste 28 et en montée pour 5000 pieds. Le signal provenait du taux de montée élevé d`ACA618, qui l`a réduit. Jetsgo McDonnel Douglass MD-80 JGO112 received a traffic alert and collision avoidance system advisory while on a downward leg at 6,000 feet for rwy 24R at Dorval (CYUL). The indicated traffic was Air Canada Regional Jet ACA618, which was departing rwy 28 and climbing to 5,000 feet. The signal was due to the high rate of climb of ACA618, which then reduced its rate of climb.

December 17, 2003

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

Mise à jour #1 : Le BST précise que le CL-600-2B19, immatriculé C-FXMY, exploité par Air Canada était en montée à environ 6500 pieds lorsque le moteur droit a produit un fort bang. Le moteur (General Electrique USA, CF34, 3A1) a eu des vibrations et la température inter-turbines (ITT) a augmenté. L`équipage a fermé le moteur, déclaré une urgence et a demandé de retourner à Dorval où un atterrissage en surcharge a été effectué sans problème. Après l`atterrisage le moteur a été examiné par l`équipe d`urgence et l`appareil a circulé jusqu`à la passerelle de débarquement. L`examen boroscopique préliminaire du moteur a permis d`observer qu`une aube de compresseur était brisée. Le moteur sera remplacé et sujet à un démontage. Le moteur n`avait cumulé que 200 heures de vol. Update #1: TSB reports that the Air Canada CL-600-2B19 C FXMY climbed to about 6,500 feet when the right engine made a loud ¿bang¿. The engine (General Electric USA, CF34, 3A1) was vibrating and the inter-turbine temperature (ITT) increased. The crew turned off the engine, declared an emergency, and requested to return to Dorval, where it made an overweight landing without incident. After landing, the engine was examined by the emergency crew and the aircraft taxied to the gate. A preliminary boroscope examination of the engine showed that a compressor airfoil was broken. The engine will be replaced and dismantled. The engine had accumulated only 200 flight hours.
Le vol ACA618 avait décollé, à 0107Z de la piste 06 droite à Dorval (CYUL) en direction de Moncton (CYQM). 20MN à l`Est de Dorval et à 6500 pieds le pilote signalait qu`il avait perdu le moteur de droite (N°2). Il déclarait une urgence et désirait revenir à Dorval . Il a été guidé pour la piste 06 gauche où il s`est posé sans autre problème à 0134Z. Les services d`urgence d`aéroport ont été informés. Il y avait 50 passagers, 3 membres d`équipage et 2800 kilos de carburant à bord. Flight ACA618 took off at 0107Z from rwy 06 right at Dorval (CYUL) for Moncton (CYQM). 20NM east of Dorval at 6,500 feet, the pilot reported that he had lost the right engine (N°2). He declared an emergency and requested to return to Dorval. He was vectored to rwy 06 left where he landed without further incident at 0134Z. Airport emergency services had been informed. There were 50 passengers, 3 crew members, and 2,800 kilos of fuel on board.

December 12, 2003

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

En provenance de La Guardia (KLGA), autorisé pour l`approche ""PLB2 ARR"", le pilote du vol ALO3642 a viré à gauche à l`intersection TIDAM, vers l`aéroport au lieu de suivre le cap 059 tel que publié. Ce faisant, il s`est approché du vol ACA618, en finale pour la piste 24 gauche. Les deux aéronefs se sont retrouvés à la même altitude de 3900 pieds et à 2,5MN l`un de l`autre. Le contrôleur a immédiatement corrigé la situation. After being cleared for a PLB2 ARR approach, the pilot of flight ALO3642 from La Guardia (KLGA) turned left at the TIDAM intersection toward the airport rather than follow heading 059 as published. In so doing he approached flight ACA618, which was on final for rwy 24L. The aircraft were at the same altitude, 3900`, and 2.5NM apart. The controller immediately corrected the situation.

July 11, 2003

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 had departed Montreal and was on the approach to Runway 24 in Halifax. On downwind leg the aircraft called and requested a priority due to a medical emergency. The aircraft landed at 0120Z.

April 7, 2003

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

Air Canada flight 618 an Airbus A319 from Halifax landed St. John's Runway 29 at 0157Z. During the rollout the crew reported smoke in the cockpit, declared an emergency, and requested assistance with fire trucks. Shortly after, the crew advised that there wasn't any problem. The aircraft then taxied to the apron with the fire vehicles following. The passengers deplaned without further incident. TSB - Evaluating
TSB - Update - A03A0041: The Air Canada Airbus 319, call sign ACA618, landed on Runway 29 at St. John's Intl. On roll out, the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, declared an emergency, and requested the assistance of the emergency vehicles. A short time later the pilot advised the tower that they no longer had a problem. The aircraft taxied to the ramp with the emergency vehicles following. Company maintenance reported that the aircraft was inspected and then ground run for thirty minutes without reappearance of smoke or fumes. Runway conditions in St. John's at the time of landing necessitated the use of ice control materials on the runway surface. It is suspected that a combination of water and ice control materials were ingested into the engines as reverse thrust was applied during the landing roll. This residue was picked up in the bleed air plumbing and cycled through the air conditioning system in the form of white vapour. The aircraft was retuned to service.

August 27, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Conflict - potential, ATS operating irregularity)

The VFR BE58 was inbound for VFR approaches at Halifax, talking to TCU. ACA 618 DC9 was inbound for landing. TCU pointed the VFR aircraft to Halifax TWR and changed a/c to tower. The VFR did not hear and/or acknowlege the ATC instructions and continued into the control zone. ACA618 was levelled at 3000 by TCU; ACA618 asked to climb to 3200, TCU approved to 3500. The aircraft passed each other approximately one half mile and 800 ft. apart. Preliminary investigation determined that there was no loss of separation but a more proactive approach by the terminal controller would have made a smoother operations. At the closest point the aircraft were 1.53 miles and 400 feet apart where 1 mile of 500 feet are required. Staff were apprised.

May 10, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA618 DC9 departed Halifax runway 06 for St. John's, requested to return to Halifax due to control problems. AFF advised and aircraft landed in Halifax at 1824Z without further incident. TSB Case Closed
TSB Update May 15, 2001. A01A0049: ACA618, a DC9 was en route from Halifax to St. John's when the flight crew reported aircraft control problems and requested and received a clearance to return to Halifax. AFF were advised and the aircraft landed at 1524 ADT without further incident. Maintenance personnel discovered that the rudder power pack had malfunctioned. They replaced the power pack, re-rigged the rudder and carried out a test flight; the aircraft has since been returned to service.

January 17, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA618 DC9 departed Halifax leveled off due to pressurization problem. Pilot stated intention to dump fuel and land, but later solved the problem, and proceeded on course. Nil TSB

October 29, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA618 DC9 inbound from Ottawa landed Runway 15 and exited rwy. On taxi Delta, pilot declared medical emergency on board. Airport personnel advised. Ambulance requested. Crews met a/c at gate. Nil TSB

July 15, 2000

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA618 DC9 on approach to runway 15 when another aircraft was slow to exit the runway so the landing clearance was not issued until the flight was over the approach lights. ACA618 elected to execute a missed approach. Flight did a circuit and landed on runway 15 1624z. Weather was CAVOK. Nil TSB

January 7, 1994

Incident at ST JOHNS

DC9 ACA618 REQUESTED PRIORITY FOR APPROACH DUE PASSENGER WITH NOSE BLEED. PRIORITY RESULTED IN 10 MINUTE DELAY FOR ATL494. TIME = 0020Z. ACTION = MAB. Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IICategory: 280

January 7, 1993

Incident at TORONTO

EA32 ACA618 - DEPARTED YYZ & RETURNED TO LAND BECAUSE OF AN UNSAFE NOSE GEAR DOOR INDICATION. LANDED SAFELY RWY 24L AT 1730Z. OPS IMPACT UNKNOWN. TIME = 1716Z. ACTION = PAX PAH TSB IKO-PIA.