June 19, 2019

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

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA678) from Toronto/Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) reported bird strike on departure from Runway 24R. Arrivals were switched to 24L to enable runway inspection. A vehicle (MTC25) retrieved foreign object debris (FOD) from 24R, which was an intact baby killdeer.

July 13, 2018

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

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (C-FSDQ/ACA678) from Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to St. John's International, NL (CYYT) that was on short final for Runway 16 went around due to an unstable approach. The aircraft landed on the second approach. No impact on operations.

February 6, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYY

An Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA678) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) reported a laser strike on departure Runway 24R. Approximately 7 miles SE of CYYZ, East of the Don Valley Parkway (DVP). Peel Regional Police advised.

December 11, 2014

Incident at NE Beauce, QC VOR/DME (VLV)

En route to Deer Lake (CYDF), NL, an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA678), from Toronto (CYYZ), ON, to Deer Lake (CYDF), NL, reported having mechanical trouble and requested to return to CYYZ. No emergency or impact.

November 28, 2014

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

Approximately 0430Z, an Air Canada Airbus A319 (ACA678) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) conducting an area navigation (RNAV) Runway 07 approach in CYDF advised that they were climbing to 7000ft. Air traffic control (ATC) was advised and the aircraft was switched back to Center. ACA678 landed at 0440Z without incident. Upon landing the pilot stated that a Ground Proximity Warning was received as the aircraft was over GABAB.

October 17, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA678) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) commenced a missed approach Runway 14 due wind shear warnings.

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer E190 (ACA678) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) executed a missed approach due to wind shear on final for Runway 14. Landed on second approach. No impact on operations.

January 28, 2014

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

At time 0535Z, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FPWE/ ACA678) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) landed in CYDF and short of taxiway ALPHA, the flight stopped and advised of smoke in the cabin. It was determined that the smoke was coming from the cargo area and fire extinguishing chemicals were released. Passengers were removed without an injuries to report, also an animal was removed safely from the cargo hold. Upon inspection from the fire crews, the fire was extinguished by the chemicals.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14A0008: The Air Canada Airbus A320 (C-FPWE), operating as flight ACA678, was on a scheduled flight from Toronto to Deer Lake. During landing the crew utilized normal reverse thrust. While taxing the crew received the "LAVATORY SMOKE" and "AFT CARGO SMOKE" ECAMs and noted an acrid odour. The crew declared a MAYDAY with ATC and discharged one fire bottle for the aft cargo hold. The crew shut down the engines and deplaned the aircraft via the airstair. There were no injuries reported. ARFF inspected the cargo hold and did not find any smoke or fire. The company examined the aircraft and did not find a source of smoke or fumes. The runway had been treated with urea prior to ACA678's arrival. When using normal reverse under these conditions it is possible that the engines may ingest some of the urea. The resulting fumes can enter the aircraft's environmental system which could cause the smoke indicators to activate and produce an acrid odour.

August 11, 2011

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

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA678) was departing on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Halifax (SIA) (CYHM). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa Tower advised that the flight crew reported that a possible birdstrike had occurred during the take-off. The runway was closed for an inspection but no remains were found. Ops. impact -- unknown.

October 10, 2011

Incident at East of EBONY Intersection (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

ACA678, Embraer ERJ 190, enroute from Ottawa (CYOW) to Halifax (CYHZ), was cleared from 34,000 ft. to 32,000 ft. The Area Control Centre (ACC) Collision Avoidance system sounded alerting the controller to a conflict with UAL966, Boeing 777-200, enroute from Washington (KIAD) to Rome (LIRF) at 33,000 ft. The controller took action to maximize the spacing between the aircraft. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: There was a loss of separation when the aircraft passed 4.4 nautical miles when 5.0 miles of separation is required. UAL966 was directed to turn left 20 degrees to avoid the conflict.
UPDATE TSB: A11A0071: The Air Canada Embraer 190 (registration C-FHKA) aircraft operating as ACA678 was enroute from Ottawa MacDonald Cartier (CYOW) to Halifax Stanfield (CYHZ). The United Airlines Boeing 777, (registration N778UA) aircraft operating as UAL966 was enroute from Washington Dulles (KIAD) to Rome (LIRF). The Air Canada flight was cleared to descend from FL340 to FL320 passing through the United flight's cruising altitude of FL330 causing a loss of separation. The United flight was turned 20 degrees left. The two aircraft passed 4.4 NM apart, not the required 5 NM. The United crew had the Air Canada flight in sight. Neither aircraft received a traffic advisory conflict. Nav Canada is conducting a review.

May 7, 2011

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA678, Embraer EMB-170, enroute from Ottawa (CYOW) to Halifax (CYHZ), declared "PAN PAN PAN" due to an abnormality in the flight control system. The flight crew requested Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) services at Halifax. No further assistance was required and no other aircraft were affected. The aircraft landed at 23:21Z.TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A11A0016: The Air Canada E170-200 aircraft, C-FEJL, operating as flight ACA678 departed Ottawa (YOW) enroute to Halifax (YHZ). While passing flight level 200 a "SLAT FAIL" message was generated. Since the slats were not in transit the crew elected to proceed to Halifax. During descent the crew declared an emergency and requested ARFF. The flight landed uneventfully at Halifax with the flaps selected to position 2, which is the maximum allowable flap extension when the slat position is less than 15 degrees. The aircraft landed at a higher speed and required greater braking action than normal. As a precaution, the crew requested ARFF examine the brakes prior to taxing to the gate. ARFF did not notice any discrepancies with the aircraft's brakes. Company maintenance personnel determined that the left wing outboard slat harness was defective. The harness was replaced in accordance with the aircraft maintenance manual and the aircraft was returned to service.

April 22, 2011

Incident at Enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Zurich (LSZH)

ACA678, Boeing 767-300, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Zurich (LSZH), experienced a navigation equipment failure in flight. The flight crew requested clearance to return to Toronto. No assistance was required.

April 12, 2010

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Other operational incident, Conflict - potential, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The Bearskin Lake Air Service Ltd. Fairchild SA-227AC aircraft (operating as flight BLS373) was taxiing in preparation for departure on an IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to North Bay Airport (CYYB). The Air Canada Embraer EMB-170-200-SU aircraft (operating as flight ACA678) was preparing to depart on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW) to Halifax (S.I.A.) (CYHZ). NAV CANADA staff at Ottawa control tower reported that BLS373 passed between ACA678 and their ground crew, creating a dangerous situation as judged by the ACA678 flight crew. Ops. impact -- unknown. __________ BLS373 est passé entre ACA678 et son équipage au sol créant une situation jugée dangereuse par ACA678.

April 20, 2010

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA678, Embraer EMB-170, on final approach for Runway 05, reported a flap problem and broke off the approach to enter a holding pattern. Following an eight-minute hold, the flight crew reported the problem had been resolved. No assistance was required and the aircraft landed without further incident at 21:44Z.

April 8, 2010

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA678, Embraer EMB 170, enroute from Ottawa (CYOW) to Halifax (CYHZ), landed on Runway 05 and lost nose wheel steering while exiting in Taxiway Delta. The flight required towing to the apron. There were no significant delays due to this incident. Nil TSB.

June 10, 2008

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Overshoot/missed approach, Other operational incident, Landing gear, Hydraulic problem)

The (Air Canada) Jazz Air Limited Partnership Bombardier CL-600-2D24 (RJ900) Regional Jet aircraft (operating as flight JZA8982) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Saskatoon (JGDIA) (CYXE) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190-100-IGW aircraft (operating as flight ACA678) was concluding a scheduled IFR flight from Halifax (RLSIA) (CYHZ) to Ottawa (M-CIA) (CYOW). JZA8982 landed on runway 25 and was slow to exit the runway due to steering problems. Ops. impact -- ACA678 overshot runway 25 at 2119Z and landed without incident on the same runway at 2134Z. No other operational impact

February 28, 2006

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

C-FDAX, Israeli Industries Astra, enroute from Sarasota (KSRQ) to Halifax (CYHZ), on approach to CYHZ reported a flap problem and requested AEF be notified. C-FDAX conducted a flapless approach and landed safely at 20:11Z on Runway 23. ACA678, also on approach, was extended to provide spacing for C-FDAX arrival. Nil TSB.

December 13, 2005

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA678, Airbus A320, enroute from Ottawa (CYOW) to Halifax (CYHZ) reported a bird strike during the landing on Runway 14. ADM advised. Five deceased snow buntings found during the runway inspection. Nil TSB.