2005-12-30: UPDATE TSB A05A0161: WJA798, a Westjet Boeing 737-700, was landing on Runway 14 at Halifax when the left wingtip, position light, outboard slat and flap canoe contacted the runway. The flight crew was unaware of the incident until the aircraft was parked at the terminal gate at which time ground personnel informed the crew of the damage. There were no injuries and the aircraft has been removed from service until repairs can be affected. The runway visibility at the time of the accident was 1/8 sm in fog, RVR 1200 feet.
2005-12-30: UPDATE TSB: On 25 December 2005, an incident occurred at Halifax involving a Westjet Boeing 737. On landing, the left wing of the aircraft contacted the runway. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is conducting an investigation into the incident (TSB Occurrence Number A05A0161) with the type of occurrence initially classed as a "reportable aviation accident". After further investigation, the TSB has decided to change the occurrence type to a "reportable aviation incident" with a sub-type of "wingtip strike" (Ref: AIM, General Section, Part 3.2 (e) and TSB Regulations, Part 2). In addition, the aircraft damage has been downgraded from "substantial" to "minor".
2005-12-30: At 2325Z WJA798, Boeing 737-700, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to Halifax (CYHZ) landed on Runway 14. At 0011Z the Airport Duty Manager told the tower that Runway 14 was closed for an inspection as WJA798 had struck a wing tip on landing. No debris was found and runway was reopened at 0031Z. The ADM went over to inspect the aircraft. At 0029Z the WJA dispatch advised the tower that the aircraft had suffered significant structural damage. At 0040Z the ADM advised the tower that Runway 14 was closed again and he was re-inspecting it. This time parts of the aircraft were found. At this time the runway is still closed. NOC, TSB and CACO have been advised. TSB Investigating.


CADORS Number 2005A0891
Occurrence Type Incident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2005-12-25 - 23:25
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, Halifax Intl (CYHZ)
TSB Occurrence Number A05A0161
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 63637-V1
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Controlled flight into or toward terrain

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration GWJF | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Incident
Operator WESTJET Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of BOEING
Model  Silhouette image of 737 7CT
737 7CT
Year Built 2004
Engine Type Turbo fan
Engine Model  Silhouette image of CFM56-7B22
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number WJA798
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Minor
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision with terrain

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