Incident at Calgary, Alberta (Dangerous goods/hazardous materials)


1996-11-15: While enroute Vancouver to Calgary, with a crew of 5 and 78 passengers on board, the crew advised the Centre that a strong smell had entered the cabin. They requested ERS and a hazardous material (HAZ) squad to meet the aircraft on arrival at Calgary. The flight landed without incident, and all passengers were deplaned, and baggage/cargo unloaded. It was revealed that a passenger who had originally checked in at Prince George, BC on an Air BC flight had in his checked baggage a container of octane boost 104 (flammable liquid). This liquid leaked into the cargo hold 31 on Air Canada Flight 188, and seeped below the compartment floor. The area was completely emptied, aired out, cleaned with a biodegradable emulsifier, and given the OK by the HAZ squad. The flight then continued to Winnipeg without further incident. Overnight, maintenance removed the floor panels in compartment 31, and changed the insulation and some of the floor panels.


CADORS Number 1996C0482
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1996-11-07 - 20:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Calgary, Alberta
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Other,Aerodrome
Events Dangerous goods/hazardous materials

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FTMH | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of DOUGLAS
Model DC9 32
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Turbo jet
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Fire/smoke (warning)

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