March 14, 2020

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA672) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) overshot Runway 23. No reason was given. Aircraft returned to land safely at 0216Z. No impact on operations.

January 7, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA295) from Winnipeg/Richardson International, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR), in the vicinity of Kelowna, reported PAN PAN due to a right engine surge. ACA295 landed safely on Runway 26R at 1613Z.
Update TSB Report #A19P0005: C-GARG, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA295 from Winnipeg/James A. Richardson Intl (CYWG), MB to Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC. As the aircraft had just started the descent approximately 120 nm east northeast of CYVR, the flight crew declared an emergency due to compressor stalls on the number 2 engine (CFM56-5A5). The flight crew executed the QRH, stabilized the affected engine, and continued to destination without further incident with the engine at idle. The operator’s maintenance replaced the Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), the fuel pump and the high pressure bleed valve. A high power run was completed and the aircraft was returned to service.

September 17, 2019

Incident at 29NM HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA7028) on a flight from Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory.

January 22, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA694) from Toronto/Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT), on approach to Runway 29, did not pick up the instrument landing system (ILS). As the ILS was still operating on the opposite end of the runway, the aircraft returned to the Gander (YQX) frequency for vectors back to the final approach. No impact to operations.

January 13, 2018

Incident at MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA1268) from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Fort Myers, FL (KRSW) rejected its takeoff on Runway 06L due to a mechanical problem. An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA2006) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) and a Jazz Aviation Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GGJA/JZA8976) from Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) had to conduct a go-around at the request of the tower. A Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA8711), an Air Georgian Beech 1900D (GGN7303), a Trans States Airlines Embraer EMB-145 (LOF4688), an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 (ROU1650), a Trans States Airlines Embraer EMB-145 (LOF4710), a Jazz Aviation de Havilland DHC-8-102 (JZA8699), and a Jazz Aviation Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (JZA8976) had their landings delayed. No other impact on operations.

July 3, 2018

Incident at 23NM PITT MEADOWS BC (CYPK)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA239) from Edmonton International, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver International, BC (CYVR) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) and briefly halted descent. No operational impact.

February 24, 2018

Incident at 6NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA571) on a flight from San Francisco Int'l, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) resolution advisory (RA) while in descent to 100. ACA571 was passed traffic 7NM from a Boeing 737-900 that was climbing in the opposite direction to 90. The Boeing 737-900 was climbing at a rate of 3,000' per minute but did level at 90. ACA571 temporarily levelled off at 103 until clear of traffic and resumed its descent.

January 4, 2018

Incident at 95NM VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA233) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) requested priority due to a medical emergency.

December 15, 2018

Incident at 19NM NNW Los Angeles

TSB Update #A18F0286: C-GARG, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA553 fromLos Angeles Intl (KLAX), CA to Calgary Intl (CYYC), AB with 5 crew members and 110 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure from KLAX at approximately 9700 feet ASL, the flight encountered severe wake turbulence from N834AA, a preceding Boeing 787 aircraft operated by American Airlines, conducting flight AAL181 from KLAX to Beijing/Capital (ZBAA), China. ACA553 experienced an uncommanded roll of 37° when the turbulence was encountered, as the lateral separation between the 2 aircraft was 1 minute and 44 seconds, or approximately 10 nm apart. The aircraft was at 9700 feet at that point, while AAL181 had passed through this area at approximately 10 100 feet. The seatbelt sign was on at the time, and there were no reported injuries. Forecast winds for the area were less than 10 knots, from the southwest.

January 18, 2018

Incident at New York-LaGuardia Airport (KLGA)

TSB Report#A18F0018: C-GARG, an Airbus 319-114 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA720 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl., ON (CYYZ) to LaGuardia/New York, NY, (KLGA) with 5 crew members and 112 passengers on board. On approach at approximately 2NM of KLAG, the flight crew received a TCAS Resolution Advisory (RA). The flight crew followed the command and descended 400 feet. Another aircraft passed overhead 800 feet above. The aircraft landed at KLGA without further incident.

March 29, 2018

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA232) from Vancouver Int'l, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton Int'l, AB (CYEG) landed Runway 02, exited B1 and called ground. ACA232 was slightly onto Taxiway B before the ground controller told ACA232 to stop. EXECTOW was towing a B737 northbound on B. EXECTOW was able to backtrack and exit onto Taxiway T to allow ACA232 to continue taxiing to the main apron. No noticeable delay to ACA232, and no other impact to operations.

April 19, 2017

Incident at 80NM NW WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A17C0039: C-GARG, an Airbus 319-100 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight ACA163 from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier Intl, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR). During cruise flight approximately 90 nautical miles North West of Winnipeg/James A. Richardson Intl, MB (CYWG) at FL360, the flight crew observed a number 1 engine deceleration to approximately 47%. The flight descended to FL320 and all parameters had returned to normal, however the flight crew elected to carry out a diversion to CYWG. With all parameters returning to normal, the flight crew did not declare an emergency. During a subsequent inspection, the following items were replaced: #1 Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU) was replaced as per AMM 73-21-10- #1 Engine Control Unit (ECU) was replaced as per AMM 73-21-60a A borescope inspection was completed on the engine turbine and compressor sections with no anomalies detected. A high power ground run was carried out with high power thrust stable and no apparent faults were observed. The aircraft has been returned to service.
An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA163) from Ottawa/MacDonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible engine issue to East High Controllers and at 1350Z and requested to divert to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) for landing. The flight did not declare an emergency and landed at CYWG at 1410Z. No impact to Operations.

July 3, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: PIGNA

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG / ACA1140) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) was observed deviating as far as 1NM west of track on the LFLER1 STAR. When questioned by controller, crew cited they had to deviate for weather. No prior request or clearance given for deviation. No impact on operations.

February 20, 2016

Incident at 35NM NE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG / ACA299) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) inbound on the CANUC4 ARRIVAL, cleared to 7,000 feet via the CANUC profile. The aircraft descended below the profile; the pilot advised it was due to turbulence. There was no impact to the operation.

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ACA561) from San Francisco, CA (KSFO) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike landing Runway 08L. One bird found.

May 12, 2016

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG / ACA449) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) initiated an overshoot to Runway 05 as the previous landing aircraft, a GoJet Airlines, LLC Bombardier CL-600-2C10 (N152GJ / GJS4756) from Chicago, IL (KORD) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was exiting at Taxiway H3.

March 30, 2016

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG / ACA455) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible bird strike on departure. Runway inspected nothing found. No impact on operations.

October 2, 2014

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ ACA992) from Mexico City (MMMX) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), was instructed to initiate a missed approach to Runway 06R due to previous departure, an Air Canada Boeing 787-8 (C-GHPQ/ ACA878) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Zurich (LSZH) still on takeoff roll getting airborne. ACA992 landed Runway 06R at 2330Z without further incident.

June 11, 2014

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ ACA2001) from Moncton, NB (CYQM) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), declared a medical emergency and made own arrangements for medical assistance. ACA2001 landed CYYZ runway 06L without further incident or delay.

August 25, 2013

Incident at In the vicinity of: Wilmington

TSB A13F0103: C-GARG, an Air Canada Airbus 319 (ACA1664), was on an IFR flight from Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International, Que. (CYUL) to Juan Gualberto Gomez International, Cuba (MUVR). When flying over Wilmington, South Carolina, a flight attendant became ill and was not able to carry out his functions.

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ ACA727) from New York/ LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) initiated an overshoot to runway 24R due to unstable approach. ACA727 landed runway 24R at 0159Z without further incident.

May 2, 2013

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

An Air Canada Airbus A319-114 (C-GARG/ ACA992) from Mexico City (MMMX) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) initiated an overshoot to runway 05 due to unstable approach.

March 10, 2011

Incident at on descent into New York (La Guardia)

Initial information received from T.S.B. Daily Notification [#A11F0042: A11O0030]: The Air Canada Airbus A-319-114 aircraft (C-GARG, operating as flight ACA722) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to New York (La Guardia) International Airport, NY (U.S.A.) (KLGA). While on descent, a Flight Attendant became ill and was unable to perform their duties. Ops. impact -- unknown.

June 10, 2010

Incident at Miami International Airport, FL, USA (KMIA)

Initial information received from TSB Daily Notification Log [#A10F0079]: The Air Canada Airbus A319 aircraft (C-GARG, operating as ACA916) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Miami International Airport, FL, USA (KMIA). The aircraft was dispatched from Toronto with ADR#3 on MEL. While in cruise flight the #1 ADR failed. The aircraft could no longer comply with RVSM rules and descended to FL280. The aircraft was hand flown for the remainder of the flight. The crew anticipated a reversion to Direct Law during the landing gear extension and declared an emergency with Miami Center. During the approach when the landing gear was selected down several associated ECAM warnings were displayed as a result of the dual ADR faults. The crew selected gear down manually and performed an uneventful landing with ARFF standing by. Upon touchdown a nose wheel steering fault was also displayed on the ECAM and after coming to a stop the crew requested a tow to the gate. The Post Flight Report (PFR) confirmed that the Air Data Module 4 (ADM) caused the initial ADR 1 failure. The combination of ADR1 and 3 failures resulted in the loss of autopilot and auto thrust functions and the landing gear safety valve to open. The landing gear safety valve receives airspeed information from the Adds and prevents gear extension above 250 knots. Maintenance swapped ADM4 with ADM8 IAW AMM Task 34-11-17-000-001 and 34-11-17-400-001 thus making ADR1 serviceable. ADR2 was checked and found serviceable. The aircraft returned to Montreal with ADR1 and ADR2 only, while ADR3 remained on MEL. Upon arrival in Montreal ADR3 was replaced and all systems were checked serviceable.

March 21, 2003

Incident at EMPRESS AB (CYEA)

The Air Canada Airbus 319, C-GARG, was operating as ACA 778 from Calgary to Chicago. While in cruise, in the vicinity of Empress, AB, the crew and passengers reported an electrical burning smell in the aft third of the cabin and faintly on the flight deck. Galley power was turned off and the smell seemed to dissipate. The source of the odour could not be determined by maintenance.

September 7, 2000

Incident at en-route to Thunder Bay

The aircraft was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). The aircraft had been experiencing radio problems en-route to Thunder Bay to the point where communications were weak or intermittent. An approach clearance was given to the flight crew of ACA503. The aircraft landed safely at 1740Z. Ops. impact -- as a precaution, BLS302 (C-GYTL, FAIRCHILD SA227CC, BEARSKIN LAKE AIR SERVICE LTD.), in-bound from Sioux Lookout Airport (CYXL), was given a 360 degree turn to follow ACA503. In addition, one VFR aircraft was moved from southeast of the airport to the circuit area to avoid the approach area. 59 S.O.B. -- four (4) crew; 55 passengers.

August 19, 2000

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

ACA012 (C-FYKX) AIRBUS A340-313 AIR CANADA IFR from Vancouver International Airport to Toronto (LBPIA) ACA814, IFR from Chicago (O'Hare) International Airport, IL (U.S.A.) to Toronto (LBPIA), was vectored to follow a Boeing 747 and had been cleared for an approach and assigned a speed of 170 knots to the Xray final approach fix (FAF). Following ACA814 was ACA012, three and one-half (3½) miles in trail of ACA814, also for the ILS23 approach, also restricted to a speed of 170 knots to the Xray FAF. The Controller asked the flight crew of ACA012 what the wind was on final and received an answer; then asked the flight crew of ACA814 the wind speed on final when the aircraft was approximately eight and one-half (8½) miles from touchdown. The pilot replied and was asked by the Controller if they had reduced the aircraft's speed. The flight crew then replied that they had to reduce to a speed of 140 knots because they were too close to the heavy aircraft in front of them (the Boeing 747). The Controller observed that the Boeing 747 had landed and stated that the traffic was on the runway, eight (8) miles ahead of them. The Controller then turned ACA814 90 degrees to the right and passed it as traffic to the rapidly overtaking A-340 (ACA012). The flight crew of ACA012 reported ACA814 in sight and continued on the approach. Ops. impact -- unknown. S.O.B.: - ACA814: 42 -- five (5) crew, 37 passengers; and - ACA012: 260 -- ten (10) crew, 250 passengers. O.P.I.: PAS

June 11, 1999

Incident at Winnipeg, MB

ACA 619, an A319, was enroute from Calgary to Halifax and 70 NM NE of Winnipeg when the crew reported a failed navigation computer. They elected to divert to Winnipeg, where to flight landed at 0155Z. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing (System Safety referred to Quebec Region) UPDATE TSB reported that the Air Canada Airbus 319-114, C-GARG, was enroute from Halifax, NS to Calgary, AB. Information provided indicated that the numerous times during the flight the left Landing Gear Shock Absorber fault light illuminated. The flight also lost both Auto-Pilots, Flight Directors and Auto-Thrust momentarily. The crew were able to restore the outages for short periods. The #2 Flight Management Guidance Computer (FMGC) was reset, but the outages re-occurred. The crew elected to divert to Winnipeg. Maintenance inspection found the Push Rod and Lever for the Shock Strut Target Sensor seized. The Rod and Lever were removed, cleaned and lubricated. After re-installation the system functioned correctly. The#2 FMGC was replaced.