Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1997-10-23: ACA 252 was on approach to Winnipeg after a flight from Calgary when the crew advised ATC of a problem with the a/c's flaps. The crew elected to carry out a missed approach and were vectored around for a second approach. The crew landed the a/c at 0020Z and taxied to the terminal without further incident. ERS was on standby as the a/c landed. This is the third flap incident involving the same a/c over the last 3 days (CADORS 97C0729 and 97C0730). Maintenance at Air Canada have removed the a/c from service and a consultant from Canadair is being flown to Winnipeg to determine the cause of these problems. More details will follow. UPDATE A fourth incident with this a/c was reported to the TSB on October 10 on a flight from Winnipeg to Edmonton. On approach, the crew advised Tower of a flap problem and they decided to circle to the west of the airport in an attempt to correct the problem. After 10 minutes, the crew brought the a/c back to land without further incident.


CADORS Number 1997C0736
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1997-10-20 - 00:14
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg, MB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant]

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FVKM | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CANADAIR
Model CL600 2B19(RJ)
Year Built 1995
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 252
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Flight control systems (ailerons, rudder, rotors, flaps, main, tail)

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