October 15, 2020

Incident at VERTI intersection

A strong and clear emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was heard by a Government Of Canada, Department Of National Defence Airbus A310 (HUSKY84) from Trenton, ON (CYTR) to Trenton, ON (CYTR) at FL310, and a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA248) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) at FL410. No impact to operations.

October 4, 2020

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

At Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), four aircraft, an Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FKOJ/ACA394) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), an Air Canada Airbus A320-214 (C-FXCD/ACA342) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA610) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW), and a Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200 SU (C-FRQK/SKV7564) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier, ON (CYOW) landed with the precision approach path indicators (PAPI) not turned on.

August 2, 2020

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (FOD (foreign object debris))

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA387) from Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) departure was delayed approximately 5 minutes due to a bird carcass (hawk) on the runway. No aircraft had reported a bird strike.

September 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

After landing Runway 08L, a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA129) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible blown tire. A WestJet Boeing 737-8CT (C-FUSM/WJA1723) from Palm Springs, CA (KPSP) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) number 2 on approach, issued a missed approach. Upon inspection no debris was found, Runway 08L re-opened at 2249Z. WJA1723 vectored for a 2nd approach and landed Runway 08R at 2258Z.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. WestJet maintenance investigated and found a tear in the #2 main tire. The #2 main wheel assembly replaced in accordance with (IAW) Maintenance Manual (MM) 32-45-11. No further faults noted and was returned to service.

August 24, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GWEQ/WEN3203) from Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) reported wake turbulence following a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA137) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR).

October 9, 2018

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA133) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a possible bird strike while landing Runway 26R. Upon inspection, nothing found. Runway 26R returned to service at 0213Z. Minimal impact.

December 28, 2018

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

The tower supervisor received a call from Westjet dispatch requesting to hold a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA1216) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to New York/LaGuardia Airport, NY (KLGA) on the ground due to issues in KLGA as the aircraft was lining up for departure. Subsequently the south tower instructed an United Airlines Inc. Boeing 737-700 (N27734/UAL843) from Chicago OHare Intl Airport, IL (KORD) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to go-around Runway 06L due to WJA1216 still on the runway. UAL843 landed Runway 05 at 0242Z without further incident. No operational impact.

June 26, 2018

Incident at 14NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (WJA275) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Resolution Advisory (RA) 14NM final RWY 24R at 4000ft. VFR Brampton Flying Club Cessna 172S (C-GHXU) on a flight departing from Brampton, ON (CNC3) and landing at Brampton, ON (CNC3) was at 2000ft with an intermittent MODE C.

November 4, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

At 1735Z, a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA736) from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a loss of reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) certification due to an equipment malfunction and advised that it was returning to Calgary. No impact to operations. The National Operations Centre (NOC) was advised

August 2, 2018

Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG) (FOD (foreign object debris), Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA526) from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson Int'l, MB (CYWG) reported possibly striking a couple of birds on landing Runway 18. Winnipeg Airport Authority (WAA) found remains of one bird. A Cargojet 570 Boeing 767-300 (CJT570) was re assigned Runway 13 for landing. No other impact to operations.

June 2, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

At 0039Z a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWEJ/WJA531) on a flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported in the missed approach due to an unstable approach. The aircraft vectored for a 2nd approach and landed Runway 08L without incident at 0053Z. No impact on operations.

September 16, 2017

Incident at 11NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Air Georgian Bombardier CL-600-2B19 (C-GTJA/GGN7344) enroute from Columbus, OH (KCMH) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) level at 3000 feet and turning final for Runway 24R, reported encountering wake when approximately 4.5NM behind a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA597) on a flight from Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau, QC (CYUL) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ).

November 15, 2017

Incident at 15NM NW REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A17C0137: C-GEWJ, a Boeing 737-600 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA269 from Regina Intl, SK (CYQR) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). 156119, a Harvard II aircraft operated by the Department of National Defence, was conducting training flight CBRA43 from Moose Jaw/Air Vice Marshal C.M. McEwen, SK (CYMJ) to Yorkton Municipal, SK (CYQV) and return to CYMJ. During the departure from CYQR, WJA269 was instructed to climb to FL280 on a converging heading with CBRA43 who was level at FL150. ATC instructed WJA269 to climb to FL140 until clear of the conflicting traffic. A loss of separation occurred when the distance was reduced to 2.8 nautical miles laterally, where 5 nautical miles is required.
A loss of separation occurred when a WestJet Boeing 737-600 (WJA269) on a flight from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) was instructed to climb to FL280 while on a converging heading with a Government of Canada, Department of National Defence Raytheon CT-156 (TEX2) (CBRA43) on a flight from Moose Jaw, SK (CYMJ) and landing at Moose Jaw, SK (CYMJ) level at 15 000 feet.

May 31, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ / WJA219) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) initiated a missed approach to Runway 08L due to an unstable approach. The aircraft landed safely at 0558Z. There was no impact on operations.

October 29, 2016

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

Aviation Incident Report#14523: A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA1138) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Miami, FL (KMIA) reported a passenger-related incident. Police were called to the aircraft during boarding for 2 groups of passengers that were arguing on board. One group settled down and went on a later flight and the other flight was denied by WestJet.

June 7, 2016

Incident at In the vicinity of: CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The CASI contacted the operator involved for more information and was provided with additional details of this occurrence. The Flight Reminder Memory Wheel Device is a known problem by Boeing. A new improved unit is now available. The CASI was satisfied with the information provided and advised that no further follow-up action by Transport Canada was required at this time.
TSB#A16W0072: C-GEWJ, a Boeing 737-600 operated by WestJet Airlines, was operating as flight WJA394 from Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). While in cruise, the flight crew momentarily observed smoke emanating from the flight number reminder on the first officer?s control yoke. The crew completed the appropriate checklist and turned off the rheostat that controls the light for the altitude reminder. There were no more evidence of smoke. The crew contacted the operator?s maintenance and elected to continue to CYYC where the aircraft landed without further incident.

August 30, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA604) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a green laser strike from the left side of the aircraft as they were climbing eastbound out of one thousand feet. They suspected it came from somewhere near Marpole in Vancouver. This was reported to Richmond Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). No injuries reported to Air Traffic Control (ATC), no impact on operations.

May 18, 2015

Incident at 10 NM NE LANGLEY REGIONAL BC (CYNJ)

A privately registered Aeroprakt 22LS from Langley, AB (CYNJ) to Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) entered Class C airspace twice without approval or contact enroute to CZAM and climbed to 8000 feet. A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA395) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Salmon Arm, BC (CZAM) was stopped at 9000 feet until past the aircraft.

April 2, 2015

Incident at In the vicinity of: 49N 12241W

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ / WJA154) from Victoria, BC (CYYJ) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a green laser strike from approximately 49N 12241W, climbing through F280. No impact to operations.

October 13, 2015

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

At 1630Z, an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FHON/ ACA712) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to New York/ LaGuardia, NY (KLGA), reported wake turbulence from a preceding WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA586) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL), same altitude, 5.4nm ahead.

August 8, 2015

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

At 0135Z, a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGNZ / JZA8942) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Moncton, NB (CYQM) reported encountering a wake turbulence from preceding aircraft that departed Runway 06L, a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ / WJA894) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Montréal, QC (CYUL).

February 22, 2015

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

An Air Canada Boeing 777-233LR (C-FIUA / ACA877) from Frankfurt, Germany (EDDF) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to initiate an overshoot of Runway 23 due to a previous arrival, a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ / WJA1199) from Phoenix, AZ (KPHX) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ), slow to exit the runway. No operational impact.

April 1, 2015

Incident at YELLOWKNIFE NT (CYZF) (ATM - ILS irregularity)

At 1909Z, a WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA108), from Edmonton, AB (CYEG), to Yellowknife, NG (CYZF), reported localizer deviation to the right at 10NM and 4000 ft Above Sea Level (ASL). At 1930Z, a Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Series 100 (C-FFJA/JZA8223), from Calgary, AB (CYYC), to Yellowknife, NT (CYZF), confirmed the right deviation of the localizer at 10NM and 3200 ft ASL. Technical Operations Centre (TOC) advised.

July 19, 2014

Incident at 7.5 NM NW MONTRÉAL / PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA894), from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL), was targeted by a green laser beam from a ball field in northern Laval to the west of Autoroute 13. Laval Police advised.

January 8, 2014

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/WJA590) arrived on the main apron via Taxiway FOXTROT. It was authorized by the apron controller to turn left and taxi via the north ramp for Gate 47. The WestJet flight taxied on the north ramp as requested but left the guide line and went between a DHC 8 400 (JZA8722), which had just been pushed back to Gate 21A, and the aircraft stand. There were still 2 Air Canada crew members in front of DHC 8-400, one in a vehicle and the other in front of the aircraft. The WestJet aircraft left the guide line without authorization abeam Taxiway ECHO and taxied across aircraft stands 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

October 25, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA544) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported bird strike departing Runway 08R. Runway 08R was closed from 1513Z-1523Z and eight aircraft delayed. Moderate impact.

April 8, 2014

Incident at Kelowna (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA422) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a bird strike while landing runway 16. The remains of two ducks were recovered. The departure of WestJet (WJA114) was delayed for 10 minutes while the runway was cleared.
Update Aerodrome Safety: Kelowna Airport has a Wildlife Management Plan (WMP) in place meeting the regulatory requirements of CAR 302. No further action required.

June 2, 2014

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GEWJ/ WJA578) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Montreal, QC (CYUL) reported a possible bird strike - no remains found.

November 21, 2012

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Westjet B736 (operating as WJA501)on an IFR flight, landed on runway 25 and taxied off on AI. The pilot informed the tower on ground frequency that they had a strong smell of burning rubber in the cockpit. Crash alarm sounded and vehicles responded. No smoke observed and the aircraft was allowed to proceed to the gate.
UPDATE A12P0202: Upon landing in Abbotsford, BC (CYXX), WestJet 501, B737-600, C-GEWJ, was taxiing to the gate, when the APU was started. A burning smell in the cabin was noted by the crew shortly thereafter. The aircraft was stopped and ATC was contacted to see if signs of smoke could be seen and ARFF was requested. Neither ATC or ARFF found any signs of smoke or fire. The aircraft was then taxied to the gate where maintenance was able to complete an inspection. No faults were found during the maintenance inspection. It was concluded that the most likely reason for the smoke and fumes was residual de-ice fluid in the APU after being de-iced in Edmonton before departure.

December 24, 2012

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE)

Fire hall advised Tower that a Westjet Boeing 737 (C-GEWJ/ operating as WJA456) on a IFR flight had Medical Emergency onboard. RED1+1 met WJA456 at Gate Alpha 2. WJA456 taxied to gate with no delay.

February 16, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Westjet, operating as flight WJA248, was on a take-off roll on runway 02 when the pilot of C-GAAF requested a 360 degree turn due to spacing from departing aircraft being too close. CGAAF was vectored to downwind to follow a succeeding arriving aircraft. C-GAAF landed without further incident at 1925Z.

March 18, 2009

Incident at 50 27 15N 121 00 57W - Approx. 20 NM West of Kamloops

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A09P0054 - The Westjet Boeing 737-600 aircraft (C-GEWJ), operating as WJA418, was en route from Vancouver to Edmonton. About 20 NM West of Kamloops, climbing through FL390 for FL410, the aircraft encountered mountain wave activity which carried the aircraft to FL424 before the crew could arrest the climb. The crew requested descent to FL390, which was approved. The aircraft descended to FL390 and experienced no further difficulty.
Westjet Airlines Flight WJA418, a Boeing B736 IFR Vancouver to Edmonton, en route approximately 20 NM West of Kamloops was cleared to FL410. Through FL390 the pilot reported encountering mountain wave turbulence and the aircraft was observed climbing through FL410 reaching FL424 before climb was halted. At the pilot?s request the aircraft was re-cleared to FL390 and continued the flight without further incident.

August 19, 2004

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A Westjet B737 flight WJA450 departed CYXX runway 07 reported a TCAS advisory, after descending 900'. Only traffic was a VFR indicating 3100' in CYA128 about 1.5nm north of his track.
Update from the TSB: The Westjet Boeing 737-200 aircraft, C-GEWJ, operating as WJA450 was cleared for a VFR departure off runway 07 at Abbotsford for Calgary. After take-off the aircraft turned right to a heading of 100 degrees. At about 2800 feet ASL the crew received a TCAS TA, followed immediately by an RA to descend. TCAS showed the intruder traffic at 12 o'clock and 200 feet above, changing to 100 feet above and then 0 feet. When the RA ceased the crew advised Victoria Terminal that they had responded to an RA.
Update from ANS&A: No further action required.

June 25, 2004

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

Update from Aerodrome Safety: The airport has a wildlife management program in place, it is reviewed to ensure effectiveness. No further action required.
C-GEWJ, a Boeing 737-2T4, owned by Westjet Airlines reported a bird stike on touchdown at Abbotsford. One sparrow recovered.

March 10, 2004

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

WJA 94, a B737-200, was departing from Runway 31 at Winnipeg for London when the crew rejected the takeoff due to an abnormal engine indication. They taxied off the runway, back to the threshold and departed without further incident 4 minutes later at 1654Z. No other a/c were affected.
UPDATE TSB reported that the Westjet Airlines Boeing 737-200, C-GEWJ operating as WJA 94, rejected takeoff at low speed and taxied clear of Runway 31 at Winnipeg, MB. It was reported that the speed brake handle was not fully seated in its detent position. The handle was reset and WJA 94 continued to London, ON.

January 31, 2003

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Update from the TSB: The Boeing 737-200 (C-GEWJ) was enroute from Prince George to Vancouver. On initial contact with Vancouver ATC, pilot requested a priority approach due to low oil quantity in the number 2 engine (JT8D-15A). ATC activated AFF; the Aircraft landed without further difficulty. Oil consumption continued to be abnormal on the next two flights. The engine was subsequently changed due to the oil consumption history.
WJA32 departed CYVR and on departure pilot reported #2 engine oil leak, requested a return to CYVR. Emergency standby initiated. The aircraft landed safely. No operational impact.

March 31, 2003

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

The WestJet Boeing 737-200, C-GEWJ, was climbing out on departure from Vancouver when the crew noticed unusual sounds during gear and flap retraction. They also noticed that the 'A' hydraulic system quantity was indicating 1/4 U.S. gallons, although the pressure remained normal. After contacting Maintenance Control and switching the 'A' system off, the flight continued to Edmonton where they landed without incident. ERS was called out as a precaution in case hydraulic pressure was lost during the landing.

March 30, 2003

Incident at Boise, ID

The Boeing 737-200 aircraft, registration C-GEWJ, operating as WestJet WJA 901, was in cruise flight en route from Calgary to Las Vegas. In the vicinity of Boise, Idaho, a passenger suffered a seizure. A paramedic and a nurse on board attempted to stabilize the passenger, but his condition continued to deteriorate. The captain decided to divert to Boise, and landed without incident. They were met by paramedics and police, and the passenger was taken to a hospital.

September 24, 2002

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (TCAS alert)

Update from the TSB: The Westjet Boeing 737-200 aircraft, C-GEWJ, flight number WJA41, on a flight from Victoria to Edmonton was eastbound after takeoff, cleared to 6000 feet. WJA41 was given traffic information on a West Coast Air DHC-6, northbound at 3500 feet. Both aircraft reported each other in sight. At 3000 feet in the climb, WJA41 received a TCAS RA. As the DHC-6 was already passing behind the 737 the crew took no action.
WJA41 had been cleared to 6000 feet and was flying eastbound off CYYJ. He was given traffic information on a West Coast Air DHC6 who was northbound at 3500 feet. Both aircraft reported each other in sight. The DHC6 was passing behind WJA41 as the B732 was at 3000 feet in the climb. WJA41 reported the RA but took no action.

July 3, 2002

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

Transportation Safety Board Occurence Summary A02C0150: The Westjet Boeing 737-2T4, C-GEWJ, was departing Thunder Bay, ON. At the start of the take-off run the crew aborted the take-off at low speed when a take-off warning horn sounded. The aircraft was taxied off the runway and the crew checked the take-off configuration. The crew did not find any problem with the configuration of the aircraft. The speed brake lever was recyled and after a successful power check the aircraft departed.
Thunder Bay (CYQT) - WestJet flight 109 (WJA109) rejected takeoff with no reason given. Following checks on apron, flight departed without further incident, 1538Z.