May 26, 1998

Incident at Vancouver, B.C.

The aircraft developed hydraulic failure which caused limited flap setting, no nose gear steering and the aircraft would not be able to exit the runway on its own after landing. The aircraft landed on runway 26R without incident at 0300Z. The runway was closed until 0329Z.

July 20, 1998

Incident at OTTAWA / MACDONALD-CARTIER INTL ON (CYOW) (Aerodrome - runway or taxiway surface condition)

The flight crew reported that a portion of runway 32 had been scraped up and that there was a lot of loose asphalt on the runway. It is suspected that a previous aircraft (AIRBUS A-320?) which had landed and performed a 180 degree turn (to backtrack to a usable taxiway) was the aircraft responsible for this situation. The AIRBUS had to backtrack due to construction work in progress on all the taxiways beyond his position after rollout. Sweeping was performed to return the runway to service. Ops. impact -- USA1708 refused to land on runway 32 and ACA325 (which was following USA1708) was given a 360 degree turn. Subsequently, ARN759 was pulled off the approach for runway 32 and was given runway 25 while a runway inspection was in progress. AAL1451, CDR1927 and ATL488 refused runway 32 for departure and taxied for runway 25. All three aircraft delayed.

January 30, 1998

Incident at Duluth, Minnisota

From TSB Initial Notification A98F0005: The company reported while en route there was a paper fire in one of the Boeing 737 forward ovens in the forward galley. The fire was extinguished and the flight continued to destination.

December 8, 1998

Incident at 10 Mi. W of Langruth, MB VOR

ACA134 eastbound at FL370 reported a TCAS RA (with the message: monitor vertical speed) as this aircraft passed overhead CDN907, westbound at FL350. Neither flight deviated from its assigned altitude. ACA134 indicated that he had CDN907 visual prior to the passage. CDN907 did not get any TCAS indication. OPI - System Safety

July 5, 1997

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

On arrival from Vancouver, the crew declared an emergency due to an unspecified hydraulic problem. The aircraft landed safely on runway 25 at 2139Z. Ops. impact -- unknown. 82 S.O.B. -- no injuries. Supplemental information from T.S.B. Initial Notification (#A97O0118): During cruise flight, the flight crew observed the system A hydraulic fluid quantity indication slowly decreasing and shut off the pump. The quantity indication became static indicating two gallons. The pump was selected on at the start of the descent at destination to operate the landing gear and flaps for landing. The flight crew requested ERS stand by for the landing. Company maintenance examined the aircraft and reported there was no evidence of a hydraulic leak and suspect the hydraulic quantity indicator was defective.

October 23, 1996

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

CDN907 was told to wait for Gate 14, but taxiied into the gate before CDN905 had taxied from the gate. The ground crew were still working CDN905. Ops. Impact -- none.

May 8, 1996

Incident at Ottawa (MCIA), Ontario - 20 miles east

Approximately 20 miles east of the airport, on descent through 6500', CDN907 had a near miss with a glider. It was at their 12-1230 position, oribitting to its left and turning towards CDN907. CDN907 turned left and continued descending and the glider passed above and within one mile to the right. ATC were advised. Ops. Impact -- unknown. From a Canadian Airlines Captain's Flight Report.

April 1, 1996

Incident at Near Ottawa (M-CIA) (Other operational incident)

The R.C.M.P. reported that a man was shooting a high-powered rifle in the vicinity of the Greely, Ontario NDB (YRR), approximately four miles south of the button of runway 32. Gloucester Police reported later (about 0100Z) that the situation was resolved. Ops. impact -- one aircraft (CDN907) on approach was redirected to runway 25. Several other landing aircraft requested runway 32 for operational reasons but switched to runway 25 once apprised of the situation.

December 1, 1995

Incident at 100 miles east of Calgary, Alberta

CDN907 reported a warning to descend due traffic same altitude FL390 and one mile. CDN907 descended approx. 200 feet, then returned to FL390. Only RADAR observed traffic was at six o'clock and one mile at FL350. Other traffic at FL390 in the vicinity was at two o'clock and twenty-one miles.

January 14, 1995

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

Aircraft pushed back at gate 20, then reported smoke in cargo bay. Smoke/fire contained by ground crew. Emergency equipment requested and responded. CDN907 returned to gate at 0415Z. Ops. Impact -- none.

January 11, 1994

Incident at FREDERICTON

B737 CDN907 ENROUTE HALIFAX FROM OTTAWA DIVERTED TO FREDERICTON DUE PASSENGER WITH ILLNESS. PRIORITY GIVEN. TIME = 2020Z. ACTION = MAB. Air1: Air2: Air3: Occurrence: Class: IICategory: 219 280