Incident at WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)

Summary

2003-08-06: UPDATE TSB reported that on departure from Runway 31 at Winnipeg, Air Canada 401, an Airbus A320, operating as ACA 410 struck a flock of birds. Three birds were ingested into the right engine (GE CFM 56.5) and one was ingested into the left engine, causing minor damage and a momentary compressor stall in the right engine. The flight was diverted back to Winnipeg where it landed without further incident. The aircraft was removed from service and sent for its next scheduled inspection.
2003-07-30: On departure on Runway 31 at Winnipeg, ACA 401, an A320, flew through a flock of 25-30 small birds. As a precautionary measure the crew returned to Winnipeg for landing and a visual inspection of the aircraft. The runway was inspected and no debris was found. The aircraft had evidence of bird impacts on both wings and both engines. Several light aircraft were delayed briefly to accommodate the arrival of ACA 1172.

Details


CADORS Number 2003C1050
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2003-07-29 - 19:22
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYWG
Aerodrome Name WINNIPEG / JAMES ARMSTRONG RICHARDSON INTL MB (CYWG)
Geographic Location Manitoba, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Winnipeg
TSB Occurrence Number A03C0201
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 31130
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [powerplant],Other,Bird
Events



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FMES | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Owner AIR CANADA
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A320 211
A320 211
Year Built 1992
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Make CFM INTERNATIONAL
Engine Model  Silhouette image of CFM56-5A1
CFM56-5A1
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number ACA 1172
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Takeoff
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Bird strike,Engine - malfunction,Diversion

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