February 24, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (C-FSDQ/ACA861) from London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was cleared for approach for Runway 14. On initial contact with the tower, the pilot requested Runway 23 instead, due to wind (200 at 10 knots). The aircraft was vectored for Runway 23. No impact on operations.

September 27, 2018

Incident at London (EGLL) (Ground handling services)

TSB #A18F0222: C-FSNU, a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA861 from London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) with 6 crew members and 144 passengers on board. During boarding at Gate 223 at EGLL, the aircraft experienced a fuel spill off the right wing overflow vent. The 4 square meters spill was contained, and passengers were deplaned. ARFF attended. The aircraft subsequently departed.

April 26, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 (ACA861) on a flight from London/Heathrow Int'l, UK (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield Int'l, NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach Runway 14 due to wind shear warning. The flight landed at 1712Z. No impact.

October 27, 2017

Incident at HEATHROW, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (EGLL)

TSB Report#A17F0284: C-GHOZ, a Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA861 from London/Heathrow, UK (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) with 8 crew members and 142 passengers on board. Approximately 45 minutes after the departure while in cruise flight over Ireland, the aircraft experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure on the right-hand system. The flight crew elected to return to EGLL and declared a PAN PAN. The aircraft subsequently landed at EGLL without further incident. The operator?s maintenance identified the Upper Pylon Case Drain Pipe as the source of the problem. A repair in accordance with AMM 20-10-09 was completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

December 10, 2017

Incident at 100NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FCAF/ACA861) on a flight from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) was cleared direct LEROS and the pilot read back LEROS. The aircraft was actually going to LIRLA, a point on the standard terminal arrival (STAR) they had filed. Error corrected, no operational impact.

August 29, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FXCA/ACA861) on a flight from London, UK (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) initiated an overshoot Runway 32 due to wind gust that destabilized the approach. The aircraft flew a VFR circuit and landed at 1632Z. No impact.

July 24, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHNV/ACA612) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach Runway 32 due to the preceding arrival, an Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FPCA/ACA861) on a flight from London, England (EGLL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) missing Taxiway Hotel and necessitating a backtrack. The flight landed at 1648Z with no further impact.

February 28, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An airport authority vehicle operator advised they observed something falling off an Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FCAF/ACA861) from London, England (EGLL) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) as it landed Runway 32. The runway was inspected and numerous chunks of ice were removed. No impact on operations.

October 12, 2016

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 767-375 (C-FCAF/ACA861) from London, England (EGLL) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) was pulled up by air traffic control (ATC) on approach for Runway 14 due to a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D15 (C-FBJZ/JZA8783) from CHYZ to Montreal, QC (CYUL) in position on Runway 14 but not ready for departure. ACA861 landed at 1730Z. No other operational impact.

March 2, 2016

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 767-38E (ACA861 / C-GBZR) from London, UK (EGLL) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) conducted a missed approach due to winds/turbulence.

October 23, 2014

Incident at In the vicinity of: SYDNEY / J. A. DOUGLAS McCURDY NS (CYQY) (ELT)

Air Canada (ACA861) westbound reported emergency locator transmitter (ELT) over Sydney, NS (CYQY) lasting 2.5 minutes, losing signal and then getting intermittent at 1755Z. TLF078P eastbound reported ELT strength 5, but intermittent. Flight lost the signal soon after. Joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) Halifax advised that the source of the ELT was an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) at a local dump facility.

May 26, 2014

Incident at 100nm NW HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Boeing 767 300 (ACA861) from London/ Heathrow (EGLL) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a medical emergency. CYHZ tower was advised. No impact on operations.

September 30, 2012

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

A pothole was found on Runway 14/32 during the runway inspection. The duty manager closed Runway 14/32 until 01/10:00Z. Aircraft diverted due to closure: WJA709, POE405, ACA675, POE253, CFLQY, SST011, ACA861.

August 27, 2012

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA861, Boeing 767-300, missed Taxiway Hotel after landing on Runway 32 in Halifax (CYHZ). JZA8863, RJ100, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to Halifax (CYHZ), on final, was issued clearance for a missed approach. The aircraft landed safely at 18:19Z.

July 30, 2012

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA861, Boeing 767-300, enroute from London (EGLL) to Halifax (CYHZ), landed on Runway 32 and rolled past Taxiway H. JZA8883, three-miles final for Runway 32 was instructed by the tower to conduct a missed approach due to ACA861 being on the runway. JZA8883 landed at 18:15Z.

November 26, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA861, Boeing 767-300, enroute from London (EGLL) to Halifax (CYHZ), commenced a missed approach to Runway 23 due to a problem with the flaps. The aircraft landed without incident on Runway 23 on the second approach. Nil TSB.

February 19, 2009

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (ATM - inaccurate aeronautical information)

ACA861, Boeing 767-300, enroute from London (EGLL) to Halifax (CYHZ), conducted a missed approach to Runway 14 due to the unavailability of the Runway Visual Range (RVR). (METAR 1/4 SM, SN, BLSN, VV003). Nil TSB.

October 13, 2008

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA861, Boeing 767-3Y0, enroute from London (EGLL) to Halifax (CYHZ), on approach, requested paramedics meet the flight at the gate. There was no operational impact. Nil TSB.

August 21, 2007

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential)

ACA861, Boeing 767-300, enroute from London (EGLL) to Halifax (CYHZ), conducted a controller-initiated overshoot of Runway 32 due to WJA651, Boeing 737-700, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to Halifax (CYHZ), landing and requiring to backtrack after missing the taxiway. ACA861conducted a circuit and landed. This event caused minor delays to inbound aircraft. Nil TSB.

August 29, 2006

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

RCH291 C130 enroute Keflavik (BIKF) to St. John?s (CYYT) at 22,000 feet position 52N 48W,1412UTC declared an emergency due to hydraulic problems. Landing gear and breaking ability affected. Aircraft landed safely at 1606UTC and closed runway until 1630 UTC. Aircraft had to be towed off runway. Inbound ACA660 and CJA100 delayed for 20 minutes prior to RCH291 landing due to aircraft attempting to lower gear. Both aircraft were able to land while RCH291 was holding. RCH291 landed at 1606 UTC and closed runway until 1630 UTC. ACA698 delayed landing for 55 minutes and ACA861 delayed 30 minutes due to runway closure and required to be towed off runway 29. Nil TSB

August 23, 2006

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

ACA861 and CJA161 were inbound to Halifax (CYHZ) from St. John's (CYYT). The controller inadvertently put a Range Bearing Line (RBL) between ACA861 and a point in space rather than between the two aircraft. Approximately 80 nautical miles east of Halifax a loss of separation occurred when ACA861 was cleared through the altitude of CJA161. Separation of 3.8 nautical miles existed where 5 miles are required. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A06A0085: C-GEOU, a Boeing 767 aircraft, operating as ACA861 and C-FCGG, a Boeing 737 aircraft, operating as CJA161 were inbound to Halifax from St. John's when the controller inadvertently put a Range Bearing Line between ACA861 and a point in space rather than between the two aircraft. This showed that the distance between the two aircraft was increasing and approximately 80 NM east of Halifax a loss of separation occurred when ACA861 was cleared through the altitude of CJA161 with 3.8 NM separation where 5 NM were required.

June 15, 2005

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA861 B7673 enroute from St John's (CYYT) to Halifax (CYHZ) inbound with sick passenger. No assistance required but priority requested. Airport Duty Manager advised. Aircraft landed at 2017Z. Nil TSB

June 4, 2005

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

TSB Update:A05A0064: The Boeing 767-300 aircraft was being pushed pack from the gate when the tow bar disconnected from the tractor. The tractor driver, who was in radio contact with the flight deck, gave the command ""Disconnected Brake"" to the flight deck and the flight crew applied brakes to bring the aircraft to a sudden stop. As a result of the sudden stop, two flight attendants received minor injuries. The airport fire hall responded to the incident and attended to the flight attendants. One of the two flight attendants was able to continue with the flight attendant duties on that flight. The other flight attendant has since returned to work
ACA861 B767-300 was pushing back on the ramp in St. John""s (CYYT) enroute to Halifax (CYHZ) at 1932Z when the aircraft came to a sudden stop. As a result a flight attendant was injured. The airport firehall responded to the aircraft. The attendant did not deplane. ACA861 departed CYYT at 2008Z. TSB Case Closed

March 13, 2005

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

Aerodromes Update: Procedures prohibit the taking CRFI with slush or wet pavement conditions as they are not accurate.
TSB Update A05A0034: After landing on Runway 11, the crew of ACA861, a B767-300, reported that there was nil braking action on the last 4000 feet of the runway. The aircraft was unable to manoeuver, and a tug was required to remove the aircraft from the runway. The runway was closed for 30 minutes. The last reported runway surface condition report was twenty minutes prior to the aircraft's landing (1639Z). It read; 160 feet wide 70% slush up to 1/8 inch, 20% ice covered, 10% bare wet, remainder 100% slush up to 1 inch. There was no Canadian Runway Friction Index reading.
ACA861 B767-300 enroute London (EGLL) to St. John's (CYYT), landed on runway 11 at 1700Z. Aircraft reported last 4,000 feet of runway breaking action nil. Aircraft was unable to manoeuvre. Tug required to remove aircraft from runway. Runway closed for 30 minutes. 2 departures delayed. Last reported runway condition report at 1639Z -160 ft wide 70% slush up to 1/8 inch, 20% ice covered, 10% bare wet remainder runway 100? slush up to 1 inch. No CRFI. TSB Case Closed

February 18, 2005

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

TSB Update: A05A0024: The Boeing 767-300 aircraft, C-FXCA, operating as ACA862 was on a flight from London to Toronto with stops at St-John's and Halifax. During the approach to rwy 16 in St. John's, moderate to severe turbulence was encountered at 1,400 feet asl with speed fluctuations of plus or minus 30 knots. The crew executed a missed approach and reported they were initially unable to climb with full throttle power and nose up 15 degrees due to the wind shear. After climb out the pilot elected to divert to Halifax. Upon arrival in Halifax, the FDR was pulled and sent to the companies maintenance facility in Montreal so that a determination could be made of any inspections that may be required due to the turbulence and wind shear encountered during the attempted landing in St. John's. The aircraft departed Halifax approximately 6 hours later on the continuation of the flight.
The Air Canada Boeing 767 was enroute London (EGLL) to St. John's (CYYT) when the aircraft did a missed approach to Runway 16 at St. John's due to moderate to severe turbulence at 1400 feet ASL and speed fluctuations of plus and minus 30 knots. Pilot reported they were initially unable to climb with full power and nose up 15 degrees due to the wind shear. The aircraft diverted to Halifax. Air Canada (ACA633), A319 decided to delay departure for 1 hour at St. John's based on the report from ACA861.CYYT Weather 1620z: (SP) 1823G31 1/2 FG OVC004; 1700Z 1722G42 3/8 FG OVC002 TSB Case Closed

January 14, 2004

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Overshoot/missed approach, Landing gear)

ACA861, B-767,landed Runway 33 and lost nose wheel steering on runway. Unable to exit runway. Terminal advised and inbound aircraft diverted to Runway 24. C-GMPI on final commenced a missed approach on Runway 24 due to cross wind. GMPI turned to the north-west on the overshoot under Tower control due to crosswind and turbulance from preceeding A320 departure. ACA861 towed from runway at 2015Z and GMPI landed Runway 33 at 2021Z. Nil TSB

November 21, 2003

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

At 1722Z ACA861 (CFXCA) a Boeing 767 requested to overshoot due to a gear indication problem. The aircraft cancelled IFR at same time. At 1723Z the B767 requested a wide left hand circuit. At approximately 1730Z the aircraft indicated to the Tower that the problem was solved. No assistance required. Then at 1731Z the aircraft requested the Tower to observe the right main gear through binoculars. The aircraft landed at 1734Z without further problems.

November 19, 2003

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

ACA861 CGSCA a Boeing 767 was instructed to taxi via Runway 02 and hold short of Runway 29. The Tower Controller observed the B767 had failed to stop at the hold short sign for Runway 29, and advised the pilot. The aircraft did stop prior to entering the runway. There was no traffic conflict.

September 15, 2002

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A Boeing 767 enroute to Halifax from St. John's reported a fire in the rear galley. The fire was extinguished while in-flight but some heat was still felt in the area. The pilot asked for AFF to be on standby and to follow the aircraft to the gate. The flight landed without further incident. Airport firefighters were on standby and escorted the aircraft to the gate. There was no impact on other airport operations. TSB - Investigating - More to follow.
TSB - Update - 2002/09/18 - A767 , flight number ACA861, was descending to land at Halifax when the pilot reported there was a fire in the rear galley. The crew indicated the fire was extinguished but some heat was still being felt in the area. The QRH checklist was completed and power was removed to the galley. The pilot requested AFF service be on standby and follow the aircraft to the gate after landing. The aircraft landed without incident a short time later. A Flight Attendant did inhale some smoke and was taken to hospital as a precaution. The galley was inspected and a coffee maker was found to be at fault. A new coffee maker was installed and ran for 45 minutes with no reoccuring faults.

June 20, 2002

Incident at Gander Oceanic (Conflict - loss of separation, ATS operating irregularity)

TSB Update - 03-Jul-2002 - an Air Canada B-767 was en route from Heathrow to Halifax at FL360 tracking 51N50W at 1536 UTC, estimating CYMON at 1602 UTC and was not radar identified. BAW93, a British Airways B-747 was en route from Heathrow to Toronto at FL340 tracking 51N50W at 1534 UTC, estimating CYMON at 1600 UTC and was radar identified. UAL971, a United Airlines B-767 was en route from Milan to Washington at FL350 tracking 51N50W at 1537, estimating CYMON at 1604 and was not radar identified. At 1538 UTC, BAW 93 requested and received a clearance from Gander ACC to climb to FL360. The aircraft climbed and levelled off at FL360. The non-radar identification standard applied and separation between BAW93 and ACA861 had eroded to 0.9 nautical miles lateral and less than one minute longitudinal at the same altitude, and longitudinal separation between BAW93 and UAL971 had eroded to four minutes. When the controller noticed the loss of separation, he cleared BAW93 to turn right 15 degrees and climb to FL370, which restored required separation.
BAW93 B747 FL340 enroute London to Toronto was cleared to FL360 with less than required Separation with ACA861 FL360 and UAL971 FL350. TSB Evaluating.

February 3, 2001

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

ACA861 B767 on flare-out, the pilot elected to overshoot runway 24 due to a 15 knot tailwind component. Landed without further incident, runway 06. Nil TSB

January 28, 2001

Incident at STEPHENVILLE NL (CYJT)

ACA861 B767 FL360 enroute Paris to Toronto advised of Oil Leak in number one engine. Flight diverted to Stephenville and landed 1721z. No emergency declared and engine was not shutdown. TSB case closed. More to follow.
TSB Update. A01A0008: ACA881, a Boeing 767-200 was enroute from Paris to Toronto when the flight crew reported an oil leak from the number one engine (P&W JT9D-7R4) and requested and received a diversion to Stephenville. No emergency was declared nor did the crew shut down the engine; the aircraft landed safely at 1721 UTC without further incident. Maintenance personnel found a loose ¿B¿ nut on the oil transfer tube that supplies the number three and four engine bearing. Repairs have been carried out and the aircraft returned to service. Note Correct Call Sign ACA881 vs ACA861 as indicated in original report.

November 11, 2000

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

ACA861 aborted Takeoff from RNWY 29 at St. John´s after hearing a loud bang which appeared to originate in the left main landing gear area. Acft was stopped on the Runway and CFR inspected the aircraft but could see no visible damage. The aircraft was then taxiied to the ramp area where it was to be inspected by Air Canada Maintenance. TSB Update Nov 14, 2000. Maintenance inspection revealed a Cracked EPR line as well as minor damage to the Forth, Fifth and Eighth stage Compressor Blades of the number 1 engine (P&W JT9D-7R4). The damaged components were replaced, ground runs were completed and the aircraft was returned to sercvice.

September 18, 1999

Incident at Halifax Intl

ACA861 B767 enroute London to Halifax advised of passenger Medical Emergency. Flight continued to Halifax with Medical services standing by. Nil TSB

January 8, 1999

Incident at St. John's NF (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

ACA861 B767 landing St. John's 1755z was not able to vacate runway due icy conditions and strong surface winds. Sand trucks were sent out. Aircraft was able to exit runway 1834z. Several departing aircraft were delayed and 1 aircraft was in a hold. Weather 1700Z: Wind 250 degrees at 25 gusting 44 knots. Visiblity 12 miles in light snow showers. Ceiling 3400 feet broken clouds. Temperature -8 Altimeter 2997. Nil TSB

April 4, 1998

Incident at St. John's NF

ACA861 B767 landing St. John's developed a minor maintenance problem with the anti-icing valve, discontinued the approach and diverted to Halifax. No assistance required. TSB case closed.

December 29, 1996

Incident at 49 00 N 050 00 W

The B767 was approximately 150 NM north east of St. John's, Nfld. enroute from London, England when the crew requested a diversion to Halifax due to a minor mechanical problem (The circuit breaker for the left engine nacelle vent valve had tripped and the left engine "Low oil pressure" light had illuminated even though the pressure indication on the gauge was normal). ATC cleared the aircraft to Halifax where it landed without further incident. Once the aircraft had landed, the descrepancies had to be either rectified or deferred under the MEL by qualified maintenance personnel, before it could depart again. Since the qualified personnel were only available in Halifax and not in St. John's the operational decision was made to divert to Halifax. TSB closed.