August 19, 2019

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Departing Runway 27, a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA192) on a flight from Victoria Intl, BC (CYYJ) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) reported a bird strike at the Runway 03 intersection.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. WestJet performed a bird strike inspection in accordance with (IAW) Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) 05-51-18. No evidence of damage found. The aircraft was returned to service.

June 29, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

An Air Canada Boeing 787-9 (C-FVNF/ACA45) from New Delhi, India (VIDP) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) elected to execute a missed approach for Runway 26R due to the pilot feeling that the spacing was insufficient with the previous arrival exiting the runway, which was a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA1701) from Los Angeles, CA (KLAX) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR).

March 29, 2019

Incident at In the vicinity of: Silver Lake BC

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA337) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported several laser strikes originating from around Silver Lake. A Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-863 (C-GOWG/SWG482) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), 20 miles in trail, was also targeted. The Mission Police are responding.

November 27, 2019

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA534) from Winnipeg/Richardson, MB (CYWG) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) overshot Runway 15R at 1659Z due to wind shear on approach. WJA534 landed at 1711Z and taxied to the gate without further incident (WOFI). No operational impact.

November 12, 2019

Incident at 127NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA1101) on a flight from Los Angeles Intl, CA (KLAX) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) declared a medical emergency and was given priority. Emergency medical services (EMS) arranged to meet them at the gate and WJA1101 landed Runway 05 at 0302Z without incident. No impact to operations.

June 14, 2018

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

UPDATE: TSB Report#A18W0081: C-GWJT, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA113 from Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver Intl, BC (CYVR) with 56 passengers and 5 crew members on board. During the initial climb through 10 000 feet after the departure from CYYC, the flight crew received an aft cargo fire warning. The QRH was executed, an emergency was declared and a return to CYYC was requested. After the landing, ARFF inspected the aft cargo hold and found evidence of fire in a passenger baggage. The TSB Edmonton office has deployed two investigators to CYYC.
A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA113) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was approximately 15NM southwest of CYYC when they reported there was an indication of a fire in the aft cargo of the aircraft. WJA113 returned and landed on Runway 35R safely at 1256Z. No impact to operations.

April 19, 2018

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

UPDATE TSB Report #A18C0027: C-GWJT, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA263 from Saskatoon/ John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC). At the initiation of the takeoff roll on Runway 15 in CYXE, the flight crew recognized that the flaps were set to Flaps 1 rather than Flaps 5 for a 177 600 pound reduced thrust takeoff. The takeoff was rejected at approximately 20 knots.
UPDATE from National Flight Operations: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. At the initiation of the takeoff roll the crew recognized that the selected flap setting did not match the required position for takeoff. Takeoff abandoned at approximately 20 knots.
A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA263) from Saskatoon / John G. Diefenbaker Intl., SK (CYXE) to Calgary Intl., AB (CYYC) aborted take-off due to an indication light. No impact on traffic.

March 19, 2018

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

Edmonton, AB (YEG) terminal had YEG tower pull up a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA4003) on a flight from Fort MacKay/Firebag, AB (CYFI) to Edmonton Int'l, AB (CYEG) on approach Runway 12. WJA4003 was 6 mile final Runway 12 when a WestJet Encore Bombardier DHC-8-402 (C-GENO/WEN3251) on a flight from Calgary Int'l, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton Int'l, AB (CYEG) was 4 miles final Runway 02. Weather limits were below auto overs. No loss of separation occurred. WJA4003 landed at 1545Z. No other impact to operations.

August 14, 2017

Incident at LONDON ON (CYXU)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flap position indicator was replaced. There have been no further defects since.
UPDATE TSB #A17O0190: C-GWJT, a WestJet B737-700 operating as flight 236 from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to London, ON (CYXU) was on approach to CYXU when during flap extension to the F1 position the crew noticed a flap disagree indication. The approach was abandoned so that the crew could complete the appropriate non normal checklist. The crew requested ARFF on standby and landed with F1 in accordance with the non normal checklist. Maintenance personnel found a faulty flap position indicator and replaced the indicator IAW the aircraft maintenance manual. The aircraft was returned to service.
A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA236) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to London, ON (CYXU) reported a problem with the aircraft's flaps when on final for Runway 15. The aircraft levelled off and was vectored to complete checklists. The aircraft landed safely on Runway 15 at 2045Z. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) responded. No impact to operations.

August 1, 2017

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

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The flap position indicator was replaced. There have been no further defects since.
UPDATE TSB #A17O0189: C-GWJT, a WestJet B737-700 operating as flight 243 from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was on approach to CYYZ when during flap extension to the F15 position the crew noticed a flap disagree indication. The approach was abandoned so that the crew could complete the appropriate non-normal checklist. The crew declared a PAN PAN and landed without further incident. Maintenance personnel found a defective trailing edge flap sensor and replaced the sensor IAW the aircraft maintenance manual. The aircraft was returned to service.
A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA243) on a flight from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ), while on approach Runway 24R, requested a missed approach at 2NM final due to an undisclosed flap issue at 1145Z. The aircraft subsequently declared an airborne emergency at 1200Z. The flight landed Runway 23 at 1214Z and taxied to the gate.

July 10, 2017

Incident at 3NM TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ)

An Endeavor Air Bombardier Cl-600-2B16 (N8683B/EDV3699) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Covington/Cincinnati, KY (KCVG) reported wake turbulence after departing Runway 23 at CYYZ. EDV3699 was climbing through 3600 feet and was on a visual departure following a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA515) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). No operational impact.

November 29, 2017

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

The controller gave a routing to a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA506) on a flight from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) direct OTNIK after departure and did not update the Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS) to reflect the change. The error was detected by the downstream controller. No impact to operations.

November 6, 2017

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

Aviation Incident Report#15139: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA525) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) reported a disruptive passenger incident. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) met the flight upon arrival into CYWG and had a talk with the passenger.

August 21, 2017

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA180) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) elected to go around on approach to Runway 30 due to an indication in the flight deck. WJA180 landed safely at 2101Z. No impact to operations.

July 29, 2017

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA175) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) reported a bird strike on roll out after landing Runway 18. Remains of a small falcon were recovered. No other impact to operations.

July 27, 2017

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (C-FMZR/ ACA667) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was lined up and cleared for takeoff on Runway 29. The pilot asked for a couple of minutes for a maintenance issue, and then for taxi instructions back to the gate. No assistance required from Emergency Response Services (ERS), but the aircraft required a slower and non standard routing and a gate change to facilitate taxi with less steering. A Jazz Bombardier CL-600-2D15 (C-FNJZ/ JZA8844) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to St John's, NL (CYYT) on approach Runway 29 was pulled up and given VFR circuit. In addition to the go around, JZA8844 was delayed 2-3 minutes taxiing to the gate and a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA279) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) was delayed 2-3 minutes on the push back due to ACA667 taxi.

March 24, 2017

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

TSB REPORT#A17A0023: C-GWJT, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA246 from Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) to St-John?s Intl, NL (CYYT). When the aircraft was being marshalled to its gate after landing at CYYT, the aircraft collided with the passenger bridge. The number one engine cowl sustained minor damage in the form of a scratch. The scratch was examined to confirm that there was no crack. The aircraft was ferried to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) where the cowling was replaced. The aircraft was then returned to service.

February 19, 2017

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA1044) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Orlando, FL (KMCO) had a bird strike departing Runway 32. Remains found and removed by Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). No operational impact.

February 10, 2017

Incident at CHARLOTTETOWN AIRPORT (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA1039) from Orlando, FL (KMCO) to Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) conducted a missed approach due winds. The aircraft returned for a second approach landing without further incident at 2002Z. No impact to operations.
Update AOR 210976-V1: At about 1000 feet on an area navigation (RNAV) Runway 21 approach at Charlottetown, a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA1039) from Orlando, FL (KMCO) to Charlottetown, PE (CYYG) elected to conduct a missed approach due to runway and wind conditions. The flight was held for 12 minutes and then landed Runway 21.

July 11, 2016

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

Aviation Incident Report#14350: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA215) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported a passenger-related incident. A passenger was intoxicated and belligerent to the crew while boarding the aircraft. Security was called out and the passenger would not get off the aircraft so police were requested to board the flight. Police escorted the passenger off the aircraft and off airport property.

January 30, 2016

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

At 1522Z, a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA506) from Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) initiated a missed approach Runway 24R due to being too high. Aircraft landed at 1534Z without further incident.

November 27, 2015

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/WJA335) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) was instructed to execute a missed approach for Runway 26R due to spacing. Aircraft landed Runway 26R at 0039Z.

September 28, 2015

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA422) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) advised Tower of laser strike occurrence at LW632 on the required navigation performance (RNP) approach to Runway 34. The laser came from their 3 o'clock position, approximately 2 miles. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were advised. Laser strike lasted 30 to 40 seconds, green in colour, and was a continuous flash/oscillating variety.

August 19, 2014

Incident at Dans les environs de: MONTRÉAL INTL QC (CYUL)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA596) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ), to Montréal, QC (CYUL), reported that it had been targeted by a green laser. The police were notified. No impact on operations. METAR CYUL 190000Z 25011KT 15SM SCT065 SCT100 BKN240 20/10 A2987 RMKSC3AC1CI2 AC TR SLP115 DENSITY ALT 700FT=

October 3, 2014

Incident at ABBOTSFORD BC (CYXX)

A WestJet Boeing 737 7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA395) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) reported a possible bird strike while landing Runway 25. No remains were found on runway inspection. No operational impact.

October 2, 2014

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

UPDATE: TSB Report# A14P0167: WestJet flight WJA701, a Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT), was instructed to overshoot runway 26L at Vancouver International (CYVR) due to a SkyLink Express flight SLQ706, a Cessna 208B (C-FHGA) which was slow to depart the runway. WJA701 overflew SLQ706 and air traffic control (ATC) separation standards were compromised. At the time of the occurrence Runway 26L was in use for all traffic because Runway 26R, normally used for landing aircraft, was closed to IFR traffic due to Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and runway lights being unavailable. Also, approximately 20 seconds elapsed between the time the tower cleared SLQ706 for takeoff and the time the aircraft began its takeoff roll. During that time SLQ706 was prompted twice to begin its takeoff roll.
A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA701) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) instructed to overshoot Runway 26L due to a departing Skylink Express Cessna 208B (C-FHGA/ SLQ706) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ). WJA701 overflew SLQ706 and air traffic control (ATC) separation standards were compromised.

September 25, 2014

Incident at 2 NM E VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ) (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA449) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) was descending from the northeast to 9000 feet direct to the CYYJ very high frequency omnidirectional range (VOR) and a United States Air Force Lockheed P-3 (VVPJ802) on a local flight from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, WA (KNUW) was proceeding direct to the CYYJ VOR at 8000 feet from the southeast. The CYYJ Departure controller did not point out VVPJ802 to the CYYJ Arrival controller. WJA449 was issued descent to 7000 feet and conflicted with VVPJ802 at 8000 feet ? VVPJ802 was issued vectors for traffic. No operational impact.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A14P0159: The Boeing 737, C-GWJT, operated by Westjet as Flight WJA449 from Calgary to Victoria was descending from the northeast to 9000 feet direct to the Victoria (CYYJ) VOR. A Lockheed P3 Orion operated by the US Navy as Flight VVPJ802 round trip from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station (Ault Field) Oak Harbor, Washington, USA, was proceeding direct to the CYYJ VOR at 8000 from the southeast. Flight WJA449 was issued descent to 7000 feet and conflicted with VVPJ802 at 8000 feet. Flight VVPJ802 was issued vectors for traffic. The Victoria YJ Departure controller had not pointed out VVPJ802 to the YJ Arrival controller as per procedure. The separation was reduced to 1.7 NM and 500 feet where 3 NM or 1000 feet is required.

August 26, 2014

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA103) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Victoria, BC (CYYJ) executed a missed approach Runway 09 due to the fact that the aircraft was too high on approach. No impact with other aircraft.

June 27, 2014

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

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA593) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) initiated a missed approach to runway 23 due to gear indication. WJA593 landed runway 23 at 2246Z without incident.

February 28, 2014

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

A Westjet Boeing 737 700 (C-GWJT/ WJA261) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) was instructed to initiate an overshoot to runway 24R due to an Expressjet Airlines Embraer EMB 145 (N29906/ ASQ4641) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Newark, NJ (KEWR) still on takeoff roll. No operational impact.

October 9, 2014

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

TSB Report#A14W0172: The WestJet Boeing 737-700 (C-GWJT) was operating as flight WJA735 from London, ON (CYXU) to Calgary, AB (CYYC). While en route, a flight attendant experienced a personal incident and was unable to continue with their duties. The flight attendant occupied a passenger seat for the duration of the flight. Flight attendant duties were distributed to the remaining cabin crew. Medical services were obtained at CYYC.

September 4, 2014

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

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA316) from Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) to Ottawa, ON (CYOW) reported a bird strike after departing Runway 36. The remains of a seagull and some other birds were found. No impact on operations.

May 10, 2013

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA681) from Vancouver, BC (CVYR) to Prince George, BC (CYXS) reported they had received a TCAS Climb Advisory due to aircraft activity in the vicinity of a forest fire 7NM SSE of CYXS. Flight had previously cancelled IFR and was joining a right base for runway 33. No operational impact.

August 2, 2013

Incident at Kelowna

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA379) from Kelowna, BC (CYLW) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported bird strike on departure. No foreign object debris (FOD) found on runway inspection.

July 12, 2013

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF)

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA557) from Waterloo, ON (CYKF) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) reported possible bird strike. The airport maintenance found no debris. No impact on the operation.

November 20, 2013

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A Westjet Boeing 737 700 (WJA605) from Ottawa, ON (CYOW) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) overshot runway 29 due to "flap indication" in the cockpit. WJA605 declared an emergency and requested ARFF on standby. WJA605 landed runway 35L and taxied in. Minimal impact to operation.
UPDATE: TSB Report#A13W0172: The WestJet Boeing 737-700, C-GWJT, was operating as WJA605 from Ottawa, ON to Calgary, ON. When flaps were selected to 15°, while on approach into Calgary, the flight crew observed that the flaps stopped travelling at the 10° position. A missed approach was conducted, an emergency was declared with ATS and the flight crew ran the Trailing Edge Flap Disagree checklist. When the flight crew attempted to extend the flaps using the alternate switch, the right flap stayed at 10° and the left flap extended to 15°. There were no significant roll issues and an uneventful approach was completed. Maintenance replaced the right hand flap position transmitter (T428) and returned the aircraft to service in accordance with AMM 27-58-01.

August 16, 2013

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA212) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Regina, SK (CYQR) was four mile final runway 13 when reported a green laser strike at 0420Z. ACC, city police, and appropriate agencies notified. No impact on operation.

May 31, 2013

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

A Westjet Boeing 737 7CT (C-GWJT/ WJA304) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) informed tower they were executing a missed approach due to being too high. No operational impact.

December 31, 2012

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

A Westjet Boeing 737 (C-GWJT/ operating as WJA132) on a IFR flight made missed approach Runway 36 due too high. WJA132 made a VFR circuit and landed Runway 36 safely at 1852. PAG953 departure delayed 3 minutes due wake turbulence. No other operational impact.
UPDATE AOR 156141-V1: WJA132 set up for an approach on RWY 36 at CYWG without ATC approval, with RWY 31 advertised as active runway on ATIS. Arrival controller co-ordinated a last minute runway approval for RWY 36 for WJA132 with CYWG TWR. WJA132 conducted a missed approach on RWY 36 due to being too high on approach and conducted a VFR circuit for RWY 31 with CYWG TWR. No other aircraft involved, no impact to operation.

September 28, 2012

Incident at en-route from Toronto (LBPIA) to Kingston (NMIA)

The WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-7CT aircraft (C-GWJT, operating as flight WJA2600) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Kingston (Norman Manley) International Airport, Palisadoes (Jamaica) (MKJP). WestJet Airlines Ltd. staff reported that the crew requested that security staff meet the aircraft on arrival as there had been an unruly passenger incident during the flight. Upon arrival, the passenger was taken into custody.

August 19, 2012

Incident at en-route Vancouver to Toronto

The WestJet Airlines Ltd. Boeing 737-7CT aircraft (C-GWJT, operating as flight WJA420) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Vancouver International Airport (CYVR) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). WestJet Airlines Ltd. staff reported that a passenger seated in seat 20C was not complying with Flight Attendant instructions. The passenger also allegedly attempted to trip one of the Flight Attendants during service. The flight crew called ahead to request that Peel Regional Police meet the aircraft on arrival at the gate at Toronto (LBPIA). Ops. impact -- unknown.

May 26, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

WestJet flight 189, a Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWJT, was en route Saskatoon, SK to Edmonton, AB when a flight attendant became ill. The flight attendant sat in a passenger seat for the duration of the flight and their duties were distributed to the remaining flight attendants. The flight attendant sought medical attention upon arrival in Edmonton.

January 18, 2012

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (TCAS alert, Conflict - loss of separation)

A Canadian North Boeing 737, operating as flight MPE560 was level at 10,000ASL southwest inbound to runway 20 - Edmontong International. Westjet aircraft Boeing 737, operating as flight WJA167 departed runway 30 and was cleared direct YZU on course to maintain 7000ASL. At 2128Z WJA167 was cleared to 9000 ASL, but climbed to 9400ASL. WJA167 reported a RA and descended to 9000ASL. MPE560 reported a TA; separation decreased to 600ft vertical and 2NM laterally in an area where 1000ft vertical or 3NM lateral is required.
UPDATE: A12W0010: The WestJet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWJT, operating as flight WJA167, departed Runway 30 at Edmonton and was cleared direct YZU on course to maintain 7000 feet. An arriving Canadian North Boeing 737, operating as flight MPE560, was level at 10,000, 10 nm southwest, on a downwind leg for runway 20. WJA167 was subsequently cleared to 9000 and was advised of traffic at the 11 o'clock position. The aircraft was climbing at 3000 feet per minute as it approached the assigned altitude and the crew received a TCAS "Monitor Vertical Speed" RA about the same time as the autopilot went into altitude acquire. The WestJet crew followed the RA; however, the aircraft climbed above the assigned altitude, to about 9400 feet. The Canadian North crew had the WestJet aircraft visual at all times and received a TCAS TA. Separation between WJA167 and MPE560 was reduced to 600 feet vertical and 2 nm lateral in an area where 1000 feet vertical or 3 nm lateral was required.

March 18, 2011

Incident at KLAS Los Angeles

A11F0050: While the WestJet B737-300 (C-GWJT/WJA1698) was on vectors to runway 25 into KLAX, heading 160 at 2,500 feet, the pilots had an aircraft come up on TCAS directly in front of them (opposite direction) showing the same altitude. At 2 nm ATC advised them to climb 500 feet. At 1 nm they received a TCAS "Monitor Vertical Speed" RA. The pilots obtained visual contact on the other aircraft and estimated it passed 200 to 300 feet below them. They continued the approach without further event.

August 31, 2010

Incident at TORONTO / LESTER B. PEARSON INTL ON (CYYZ) (Rejected take-off, Incursion - runway - aircraft, Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system)

The American Eagle Airlines, Inc. Embraer E135 aircraft (operating as EGF4380) had concluded a scheduled IFR flight from Boston (Logan) International Airport, MA, USA (KBOS) to Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ). The Air Canada Jazz Bombardier CL600-2B19 aircraft (operating as JZA7987) was commencing a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (LBPIA) (CYYZ) to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, MO, USA (KSTL). EGF4380 landed on runway 24L and exited at D4. Toronto Tower staff instructed the flight crew to hold short of runway 24R and the flight crew read back the instruction. Toronto Tower staff gave JZA7987 clearance to depart from runway 24R. Based on the speed the aircraft taxied, the tower controller instructed EGF4380 to once again hold short of runway 24R and the flight crew again read back the instruction correctly. EGF4380 crossed the hold line and the flight crew of JZA7987 were instructed to abort their departure. JZA7987 taxied off the runway and subsequently departed about 8 minutes later.
UPDATE Supplemental information received from TSB Daily Notification ;#A10O0189 ]: An American Eagle Airlines Embraer ERJ-135 (N815AE) operating as EGF4380, landed on Runway 24L at Toronto/LBPIA, exited on taxiway D4, and was instructed to hold short of Runway 24R. An Air Canada Jazz Canadair CL-600-2B19 (C-GWJT) operating as JZA7987 was cleared to take off on Runway 24R and began its take-off run. EGF4380 unintentionally crossed the hold line before stopping. Toronto Tower staff instructed JZA7987 to reject the take-off. JZA7987 reached a maximum speed of less than 60 KIAS and exited the runway at D3, approximately 5,000 feet short of D4, and subsequently departed without further incident. In accordance with Canadian aerodrome standards, the hold line on D4 is 115 metres back from the runway centerline whereas U.S. standards require only 85 metres. In addition, the hold line is immediately after a sharp turn in the taxiway due to the close proximity of Runways 24L and 24R. The turn in the taxiway is closer to runway 24R than depicted in the aerodrome taxi chart.

June 9, 2003

Incident at Kelowna

Update from the TSB: A03P0143: A WestJet 737 (C-GWJT) operating as WJA066 from Kelowna to Terrace, BC burst a tire during its take-off run at Kelowna. The pilot rejected the take-off at 90 knots without further incident.
Westjet flight WJA66 a Boeing 737 blew a tire during takeoff from runway 33 at Kelowna. The aircraft aborted takeoff and taxied to the apron. Runway 33 was inspected. No debris found.

January 14, 2003

Incident at THUNDER BAY ON (CYQT)

The Westjet Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft (C-GWJT, operating as WJA131) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Hamilton (Mount Hope) Municipal Airport (CYHM) to Thunder Bay Airport (CYQT). While on final for runway 25, the flight crew elected to overshoot the approach due to a TCAS indication. The only aircraft in the vicinity at the time was a Cessna 172 in the circuit turning (approximately 1.5 miles behind WJA131). Ops. impact -- unknown.

March 14, 2001

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (TCAS alert)

WJA15 WAS CLEARED TO 12,000 FEET ON ARRIVAL INTO CYYJ. ACA 1044 WAS OPPOSITE DIRECTION CLEARED TO 11000 ON DEPARTURE OPFF CYVR. AS WJA15 PASSED OVER ACA1044 HE INFORMED THE CONTROLLER HE WAS CLIMBING BECAUSE OF A TCAS ALERT.
Update from the TSB - March 29, 2001The Westjet Boeing 737-200 (C-GWJT) WJA15 was on a flight from Kelowna to Victoria, while the Air Canada A320 (C-FTJS) ACA1044 was on a flight from Vancouver to Toronto. The A320 was cleared to maintain 11 000 feet because of traffic, a B737 which was cleared to descend to 12 000 feet. In the vicinity of Booth intersection, as the B737 was descending through 12 300 feet, the crew received a TCAS Resolution Advisory to climb. ATC was advised and a climb initiated. Once clear of the conflict warning, the 737 crew continued descent to 12 000 feet. ACA1044 did not climb above its cleared altitude of 11 000 feet.