November 29, 2019

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

A WestJet Boeing 737-800 (C-GOCD/WJA246) from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) reported a possible bird strike while landing on Runway 32. An Air Canada Airbus A321-211 (C-GIUF/ACA609) from Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) to Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) was delayed a few minutes awaiting the completion of the runway inspection. No remains found. No other operational impact.
UPDATE from Airworthiness: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) looked into this occurrence. The crew believed they may have struck some birds, however, a walk around showed no evidence of a bird strike. It was discovered, however, that the aircraft experienced a small flap overspeed. Flap/slat overspeed inspection carried out, no faults found.

October 7, 2018

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

Aviation Incident Report #15727: Just before pushback of a WestJet Boeing 737-700 (C-GMWJ/WJA246) from Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ), a passenger was in the lavatory and was indicating that they were changing their infants diaper. The crew suspected that the passenger was smoking in the lavatory at the time. After the passenger was finished, the crew assessed the lavatory (after pushback) and smelled cigarette smoke and observed ash on the ground of the lavatory. The passenger denied the action of smoking when confronted by the flight crew. The crew could not find the butt of the cigarette in the lavatory and decided initially to return to the gate for maintenance to inspect the lavatory for safety reasons and to have the lavatory cleaned. Before the aircraft came to the gate and opened the door, the captain requested police to attend the cabin door re-opening to have the passenger and infant removed from the aircraft, due to the passenger being unruly about the situation. The passenger and infant were removed from the aircraft by a WestJet manager (the Peel police did not step on the aircraft). The passengers baggage was removed from the baggage hold, and the aircraft pushed back after cleaning and maintenance inspection of the lavatories. The passenger was interviewed by Peel police at the gate and was released. The passenger was re-booked on a later flight. WJA246 incurred a 64 minute delay from standard (STD) of 0730L due to this incident.

June 30, 2018

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown)

During the pre-flight inspection, the pilots of an outbound WestJet flight number reported a damaged tire on a recently arrived WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GYWJ/WJA246) that had completed a flight from Toronto/Pearson International, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield International, NS (CYHZ). The landing runway was inspected for 25 minutes after the arrival and nothing was found. Several aircraft switched to the other runway after the initial report. Minimal impact on operations.

January 29, 2018

Incident at 55NM HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBT/WJA246) on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ) declared a medical emergency and emergency medical services (EMS) were requested. No operational impact. The flight landed at 1415Z.

September 21, 2017

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

The pilot of a WestJet Boeing 737-600 (WJA246) on a flight from Vancouver, BC (CYVR) to Calgary, AB (CYYC) initiated an overshoot from short final due to a WestJet flight (WJA737) exiting Runway 35L at Taxiway C6.

April 29, 2017

Incident at 35NM NW HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWSB/WJA246) was on a flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax/Stanfield, NS (CYHZ). The pilot indicated that there was a medical issue on board the aircraft with a passenger and requested emergency medical technician (EMT) services to meet the aircraft at the gate. No medical emergency was declared. The aircraft landed at 1306Z. No impact on operations.

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.

March 11, 2016

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

Aviation Incident Report#14222: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FIBW/WJA246) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) reported a passenger-related incident. A passenger would not take off their headset for departure. When the flight attendants asked multiple times the passenger got verbally abusive with the flight attendants. Local law enforcement were contacted to remove the passenger.

November 12, 2016

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-6CT (C-GWSK/WJA246) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) hit several small birds on landing. Several snow buntings were recovered after inspection. No impact on operations.

August 28, 2015

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA246), from Vancouver (CYVR), BC, to Calgary (CYYC), AB, reported a laser strike southwest of the downtown core, north of Glenmore Trail on the IGVEP STAR. Police was notified. No impact to the operation.
Follow-up information received from Enforcement: A Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) has reviewed this occurrence and the appropriate action has been taken.

February 9, 2015

Incident at En route from Las Vegas, NV (KLAS) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG)

Aviation Incident Report #13799: A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GQWJ / WJA246) from Las Vegas, NV (KLAS) to Winnipeg, MB (CYWG) reported a passenger smoking in the forward lavatory. Crew requested police to meet on arrival. Passenger was questioned by police and released.

April 26, 2015

Incident at 25 NM E HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA246) was approximately 25 NM east of Halifax, NS (CYHZ) when the pilot advised the terminal of a minimum fuel situation. Aircraft landed safely at 1911Z.

March 2, 2015

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FXWJ / WJA246) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) executed a missed approach on Runway 23 due to a loss of the localizer (LOC) signal. No other aircraft affected; no ground traffic in the vicinity of the LOC. Instrument landing system (ILS) 23 is in the green in the Tower.

November 30, 2014

Incident at 30NM N Bangor International Airport (KBGR)

A WestJet Boeing 737 700 (WJA246) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) declared a medical issue, no emergency and requested priority to CYHZ due to a passenger on board. The aircraft was given direct TETAR. No assistance required and no impact on operations.

March 20, 2014

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

A WestJet Boeing 737-7CT (C-FWBX/ WJA246) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYT) was cleared to land runway 11 with a PAL Aerospace Beech 200 (SPR04) on a local flight from St John's, NL (CYYT) on approach runway 34. SPR04 was told to expect landing clearance short final and asked to reduce speed. This failed to achieve intended spacing and the SPR04 was asked if able to land runway 34 short of runway 11. He advised he could. This seemed the safest option as there was traffic behind SPR04 for runway 34. SPR04 landed runway 34 and stopped approximately 4000 feet short of runway 11 as WJA246 went through the intersection.

March 5, 2014

Incident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (FOD (foreign object debris))

A Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBN/ WJA246) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) pulled up by Tower due previous arrival reporting foreign object debris (FOD) runway 05. A piece of ice was removed from the runway. Air Canada (ACA1722) (CYHZ - MDPP) was delayed approximately 3 minutes.

January 6, 2014

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

St John's, NL (CYYT) Tower received a call from Med-Link indicating that an inbound Westjet Boeing 737-7CT (C-GWBF/ WJA246) from Halifax, NS (CYHZ) to St John's, NL (CYYT) had a medical emergency on board. The pilot had not indicated such to Gander centre controllers until queried, at which time the emergency was declared. An ambulance was requested and the aircraft landed without incident at time 1648Z.

July 25, 2010

Incident at Kelowna (Communication navigation surveillance/air traffic system, ATS operating irregularity)

UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0235 - The Westjet Boeing 737-700 aircraft, C-FKWS, operating as WJA246, was arriving in the Kelowna terminal area after a flight from Vancouver. WJA246 was issued a holding clearance at 8,000 feet in a location where the minimum IFR altitude is higher than 8,000 feet for a segment of the holding pattern.
Westjet Airlines Flight WJA246, a Boeing B737 700 IFR Vancouver to Kelowna, was issued a hold at 8000 ft in a location where the minimum IFR altitude is higher than 8000 ft for a segment of the holding pattern.

August 13, 2009

Incident at PRINCE GEORGE BC (CYXS)

Westjet Airlines Flight WJA246, a Boeing B737 IFR Prince George to Vancouver, reported a bird strike on departure from Runway 15. Five killdeer remains were recovered.
UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Prince George Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.

July 28, 2009

Incident at Kelowna

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Kelowna Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
A bird strike occurred on the windshield of Westjet Airlines Flight WJA246 (C-GUWJ), a Boeing B737 IFR Vancouver to Kelowna, 500 feet above ground, 1 mile final for Runway 34. There was no operational impact.

June 29, 2009

Incident at Kelowna

UPDATE from Aerodrome Safety: No further action required. The Kelowna Airport has a wildlife program in place meeting the regulatory requirement of CAR 302.
A Westjet Boeing 737-700 operating Flight WJA246, IFR Vancouver to Kelowna, reported bird strike on landing runway 34. Firehall advised. Swallow recovered intact from runway. Pilot reports no damage.

August 28, 2009

Incident at EDMONTON INTL AB (CYEG)

WJA246 reported a laser being directed at the cockpit which appeared to be originating from the northwest shore of Pigeon Lake. RCMP notified. Aircraft continued approach without further incident.