Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC) (Collision on ground)

Summary

2003-06-02: UPDATE TSB reported that the Westjet Airlines Boeing 737-200, C-GVWJ, was operating as flight WJA 452 from Calgary, AB to Saskatoon, SK. During pushback from position D46, WJA 452's wingtip came into contact with the windshield of a parked Westjet 737, C-GXWJ. WJA 452 returned to the gate and deplaned the passengers.
2003-06-05: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that aircraft 742 (the parked 737) is undergoing maintenance for damage to the co-pilot's windshield and windshield wiper, fuselage and radome. Aircraft 746 had damage to the R/H wing, including the R/H wing tip, nav light assembly and O/B TE fixed panels were replaced and had other O/B TE panels repaired per SRM. The R/H aileron was also replaced. The aircraft has returned to service with no further incidents to report.
2003-05-30: WJA 452, a B737-200, was being pushed back from Gate 46 at Calgary International Airport for departure to Saskatoon. Another arriving aircraft was taxiing for Gate 42 and had to pass by WJA 452, which was being attended by two wing walkers. In an attempt to push back far enough to permit the arriving aircraft to taxi past, WJA 452 was pushed into an empty, parked company B737 in parking area 103. The parked B737 sustained a broken windshield. The departing WJA 452 was returned to the gate and deplaned. It will be inspected for damage. An internal company investigation will be done to determine why the incident happened.
2003-07-04: UPDATE Aerodrome Safety reported that the TSB is waiting internal company findings prior to closing this matter. Questions are being asked regarding push back procedures, wing walkers, how many and who is ultimately responsible when this type of ground maneuver is conducted. Aerodrome Safety confirmed with the Airport Authority and the TSB that the lines and signage in the area where the event occurred were visible and operational at the time of the collision.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C0670
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2003-05-29 - 23:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID CYYC
Aerodrome Name CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)
TSB Occurrence Number A03W0105
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Ground collision
Events Collision on ground


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