Incident at Winnipeg, MB


1999-10-06: ACA 196, an A320 with 111 people on board, enroute from Winnipeg (CYWG) to Toronto (CYYZ) was approximately 35 NM east of Winnipeg when the pilot reported a toxic smell (no smoke) in the rear of the passenger cabin, causing passengers to have difficulty breathing. The pilot advised that he would be returning to Winnipeg and requested an emergency descent and landing. The tower was advised and city and airport emergency services responded to a major standby. ACA 196 landed Runway 36 at 0131Z without further incident and after a brief stop on the runway taxied to the ramp. No other aircraft were inconvenienced. It was later reported that the a/c had just come back in service after a "C" check and it is suspected that cleaning solvent had gotten into the air conditioning system and some fumes circulated into the cabin. OPI - System Safety


CADORS Number 1999C0852
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 1999-10-06 - 01:31
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],Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A320 211
A320 211
Year Built
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make CFM56-2 SERIES
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 196
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Climb
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Decompression/pressurization,Declared emergency/priority

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