July 9, 2019

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA177), from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR), executed a missed approach Runway 26R.

May 14, 2019

Incident at SIOUX NARROWS (KENORA) ON VOR/DME (VBI) (ELT)

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 (GYMMD/BAW2276) from Las Vegas, NV (KLAS) to London/Gatwick, United Kingdom (EGKK) that was in the vicinity of Sioux Narrows (Kenora), ON (VBI) and a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA304) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) that was at CYWG both reported an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal at 0233Z. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton was advised of both reports.

January 26, 2018

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. On gear retraction out of CYVR, a strong vibration was felt and visible in flight deck. Upon extension for landing, a large bang was heard. On touchdown, a vibration occurred, but aircraft taxied normally. Nose landing gear (NLG) was inspected with no damage or faults found. NLG strut serviced, tire pressures checked, and NLG greased. Aircraft returned to service.
An inbound WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA180) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported possible blown nose wheel tire. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) was notified and on standby. Aircraft landed safely at 2325Z and taxied in to the gate with no issues.

July 12, 2017

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA707) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a bird strike. No operational impact.

May 4, 2017

Incident at 31NM SE VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR) (ELT)

An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) was reported by a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA1755) from Santa Ana, CA (KSNA) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) at 10,000 feet. Victoria joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) was notified.

February 21, 2017

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA547) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) initiated a missed approach to Runway 05 due to unstable approach. The aircraft landed Runway 05 at 1248Z without further incident.

August 15, 2017

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA176) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported a unmanned air vehicle (UAV) over Telford lake (2nm final Runway 30) at 650ft above ground. The UAV was white and grey, square with 4 propellers. The UAV came within 50-100 feet of the airplane.

July 25, 2017

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBT/WJA4018) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Fort MacKay/Firebag, AB (CYFI) was taxiing for departure Runway 30 and had to return to the gate due to a passenger on board with a medical issue. A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWCY/WJA238) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) and a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA318) on a flight from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Winnipeg/James Armstrong Richardson, MB (CYWG) were both delayed approximately 2 minutes while WJA4018 taxied down the runway. The fire hall was dispatched.

June 15, 2017

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR) (FOD (foreign object debris), Bird strike)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA277) on a flight from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) shortly after departing Runway 31 reported an injured duck on the runway near the threshold. Two previous departures, a WestJet Encore de Havilland DHC-8-400 (WEN3268) on a flight from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) and an Air Canada Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW (ACA1116) on a flight from Regina, SK (CYQR) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) were informed of the possible bird strike. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) checked the runway and removed the injured duck.

April 14, 2017

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Boeing 737-700 (WJA441) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) was inbound Runway 02 following a Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-300 (JZA8368), from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) inbound for Runway 12. 3NM separation was not assured as the aircraft came within 2.0NM of each other.
UPDATE: TSB REPORT#A17W0053: C-FJXZ, a de Havilland DHC-8-300 aircraft operated by Jazz Aviation Lp, was conducting flight JZA8368 from Grande Prairie, AB (CYQU) to Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG). JZA8368 was authorized for the ILS RWY 12 approach at CYEG and instructed to maintain 160 kts to the FAF. C-GWSN, a Boeing 737-700 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WJA441 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl, ON (CYYZ) to CYEG. WJA441 was authorized for the RNAV RWY 02 approach at CYEG. During their approach, JZA8368 encountered turbulence and slowed down. The flight crew advised ATC that they could not maintain 160 kts. The separation eroded to 2.0 nautical miles where 3.0 nautical miles is required.

October 21, 2016

Incident at VANCOUVER INTL BC (CYVR)

Aviation Incident Report#14516: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA543) from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Vancouver, BC (CYVR) reported a passenger-related incident. The crew requested Authorities to meet the aircraft for a passenger that was making the flight attendants very uncomfortable. The passenger was taking photos of them and saying a lot of innuendos. Police met the aircraft and the passenger was later released.

July 4, 2016

Incident at Kelowna

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA3947) from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) experienced a bird strike while landing Runway 34. One small bird was recovered. No impact on operations.

September 15, 2016

Incident at PEACE RIVER AB (CYPE)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/WJA309) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Fort McMurray, AB (CYMM) arrived at 0507Z. CYMM Operations advised the flight service station (FSS) at 0706Z that they were informed of a bird strike that had happened while WJA309 was 10 miles inbound for landing. No impact to operations.

July 24, 2016

Incident at SASKATOON / JOHN G. DIEFENBAKER INTL SK (CYXE) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN / WJA148) from Calgary, AB (CYYX) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) reported multiple bird strikes landing Runway 27 at 2116Z. Remains were removed. Some minor delays for departures.

September 5, 2016

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN / WJA657) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a possible bird strike when departing Runway 23 at 1147Z. Nothing found, no impact to operations.

August 21, 2015

Incident at Kelowna

TSB Report#A15P0174: The WestJet Boeing 737-700, C-GWSN, was operating as WJA513 on a flight from Toronto Intl, ON (CYYZ) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW). On approach to landing at CYLW, the number 3 position Flight Attendant experienced a medical condition and was unable to perform their duties. The Flight Attendant position number 3 duties were distributed to the remaining flight attendants for landing.

July 15, 2015

Incident at Kelowna

Aviation Incident Report#13981: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA189) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Kelowna, BC (CYLW) reported a passenger-related incident. The passenger was making threats and causing a disturbance to other passengers around. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was called to meet the aircraft on arrival. The RCMP boarded the aircraft and removed the passenger.

September 9, 2015

Incident at DEER LAKE NL (CYDF)

Aviation Incident Report#14059: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA523) from Deer Lake, NL (CYDF) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) reported a disruptive passenger incident. A passenger took a pet on board the aircraft inside their carry on baggage. The pet was noticed when another passenger was getting on board. The passenger refused to leave the aircraft and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was called to board the aircraft and remove the passenger.

July 17, 2014

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM)

A WestJet Boeing 737 7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA405) from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Edmonton, AB (CYEG) reported hitting a flock of small birds departing runway 30. One intact swallow found. No impact on operations.

July 3, 2014

Incident at HAMILTON ON (CYHM) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA533) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to Hamilton, ON (CYHM) reported a bird strike on arrival to runway 30. A small bird (barn swallow) was found on the runway. No impact on operations.

February 27, 2014

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

A Westjet Boeing 737 700 (C-GWSN/ WJA581) enroute from Montreal, QC (CYUL) to Toronto, ON (CYYZ) declared a medical emergency at approximately 40 miles final for runway 24L. Controller made arrangements for EMS to meet aircraft at gate and WJA581 landed at 1418Z without further incident.

November 27, 2014

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

Aviation Incident Report#13723: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN / WJA323) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Saskatoon, SK (CYXE) reported a passenger-related incident. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was requested to meet the aircraft upon arrival to speak to a passenger who was attempting to smoke marijuana during the flight. The passenger had a medical marijuana card.

July 18, 2014

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

A WestJet Boeing 737 7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA318) from Edmonton, AB (CYEG) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) reported possible bird strike on departure runway 02. Runway check found no remains.

July 6, 2013

Incident at KITCHENER / WATERLOO ON (CYKF) (FOD (foreign object debris))

An aircraft taxiing on runway 26 noticed a dead bird. Maintenance retrieved a dead sparrow sized bird from runway 26 near Foxtrot. 20 minutes later, a WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWSN/ WJA556) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Waterloo, ON (CYKF) reported evidence of a bird strike. No significant damage reported.

April 4, 2013

Incident at REGINA INTL SK (CYQR)

A Westjet Boeing 737 (C-GWSN/WJA497) from CYYZ to CYQR diverted to CYQR due to a medical emergency. Regina ARFF was notified. Aircraft landed at 0558Z. No impact on operations.

May 19, 2011

Incident at VICTORIA INTL BC (CYYJ)

Westjet Boeing 737-7CT C-GWSN Flight WJA150 IFR from Victoria (CYYJ) to Calgary (CYYC) on the pushback at the terminal, WJA150 reported a fuel spill. Fire trucks called out to deal with it. All cleaned up by 1430z.

December 31, 2010

Incident at Ksan San Francisco, USA

A10F0207: The crew of the WestJet B737-700, C-GWSN, were climbing through FL210 on their way to their cleared altitude of FL230. They were advised of traffic levelling above them at FL240. Approaching FL223 the crew received a "Descend: RA. The crew descended to FL220 and advised ATC. After the "Clear of Conflict" message was received, the climb was continued to FL230.