Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1999-06-16: ACA 619, an A319, was enroute from Calgary to Halifax and 70 NM NE of Winnipeg when the crew reported a failed navigation computer. They elected to divert to Winnipeg, where to flight landed at 0155Z. OPI - Maintenance and Manufacturing (System Safety referred to Quebec Region) UPDATE TSB reported that the Air Canada Airbus 319-114, C-GARG, was enroute from Halifax, NS to Calgary, AB. Information provided indicated that the numerous times during the flight the left Landing Gear Shock Absorber fault light illuminated. The flight also lost both Auto-Pilots, Flight Directors and Auto-Thrust momentarily. The crew were able to restore the outages for short periods. The #2 Flight Management Guidance Computer (FMGC) was reset, but the outages re-occurred. The crew elected to divert to Winnipeg. Maintenance inspection found the Push Rod and Lever for the Shock Strut Target Sensor seized. The Rod and Lever were removed, cleaned and lubricated. After re-installation the system functioned correctly. The#2 FMGC was replaced.


CADORS Number 1999C0447
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-06-11 - 01:35
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 GARG | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A319 114
A319 114
Year Built 1997
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 619
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Electrical problem,Aircraft navigation/communication equipment

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