Incident at GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Summary

2001-08-29: TSB Update Aug 28, 2001 A01A0102: The Westjet B737-200 was departing Moncton for Hamilton when, during the takeoff roll at about 100 kts., a loud ""bang"" was heard on the right side of the aircraft. No engine abnormalities were observed; however, a slight yaw was felt. The takeoff was continued and shortly after liftoff, fumes were detected in the cabin. The aircraft was leveled at 3,000 ft. and a VFR holding pattern was established while the crew investigated. The air conditioning packs were isolated for trouble shooting and at the same time the smell in the cabin was dissipating. After consultation with company maintenance and other crew members, confirmation that no debris was found on the runway in Moncton, and with no abnormal engine indications, the decision was made to continue to destination. The flight to Hamilton was without further incident. The aircraft was inspected on arrival and evidence of at least two bird strikes in the #2 engine was found. Birds had been observed by the crew during taxi in Moncton, but none seen during the takeoff
2001-08-20: WestJet 89 on departure from Moncton for Hamilton obsreved a loud noise coming from an engine or tire. The flight returned to point of departure. The tower characterized this event as a possible bird strike or blown tire . A firehall vehicle did a runway inspection , but found nothing out of the ordinary on the runway. After holding for 15 Minutes the flight continued to Hamilton . TSB evaluating .

Details


CADORS Number 2001A0518
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-08-19 - 21:56
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYQM
Aerodrome Name GREATER MONCTON ROMEO LEBLANC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geographic Location New Brunswick, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Moncton Airport
TSB Occurrence Number A01A0102
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 17200
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Fire/smoke (non-impact),Bird
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GXWJ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner WESTJET
Operator WESTJET AIRLINES LTD. (8893) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
BOEING
Model 737 281
Year Built 1979
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make PRATT & WHITNEY
Engine Model JT8D-17
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number WJA89
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike,Smoke/fumes - aircraft,Blown tire/wheel failure

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