Accident at HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ) (Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown, Aerodrome - visual aids, Aerodrome - power failure)

Summary

2015-04-08: Update from Moncton area control centre (ACC): At 0340Z, while landing at Halifax, NS (CYHZ) following a flight from Toronto, ON (CYYZ), Air Canada flight ACA624, an Airbus A320, hit power lines on approach to Runway 05 at CYHZ, causing a power outage at the airport. Significant damage to the aircraft was reported, including the detachment of an engine causing a fuel leak. A NOTAM was issued to close the runways. There were 138 souls on board the aircraft; the passengers were evacuated to a nearby hangar. 23 people were sent to hospital with minor injuries. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating.
2017-05-19: UPDATE According to the TSB Final Report A15H0002 authorized for release on 15 February 2017: On 29 March 2015, an Air Canada Airbus Industrie A320-211 (registration C-FTJP, serial number 233), operating as Air Canada flight 624, was on a scheduled flight from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Ontario, to Halifax/Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia, with 133 passengers and 5 crew members on board. At approximately 0030 Atlantic Daylight Time, while conducting a non-precision approach to Runway 05, the aircraft severed power lines, then struck the snow-covered ground about 740 feet before the runway threshold. The aircraft continued airborne through the localizer antenna array, then struck the ground twice more before sliding along the runway. It came to rest on the left side of the runway, about 1900 feet beyond the threshold. The aircraft was evacuated; 25 people sustained injuries and were taken to local hospitals. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no post-impact fire. The emergency locator transmitter was not activated. The accident occurred during the hours of darkness.
2015-05-21: UPDATE: FAA Report Sent March 30, 2015: 23 injured when an Air Canada Airbus A320 (ACA624) landed short on Runway 5 at Halifax, NS. 2 United States citizens reported among the 133 passengers and 5 crew. Aircraft sustained severe damage.
2015-04-29: UPDATE: TSB Report#A15H0002: The Air Canada Airbus A320-200 aircraft (registration C-FTJP), operating as flight ACA624, was on a scheduled flight from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ), with 133 passengers and 5 crew on board. During the approach to Runway 05, the aircraft severed a power transmission line, then impacted the snow-covered ground about 225 metres before the threshold. The aircraft continued airborne through the localizer antenna, then impacted the ground and slid along the runway, coming to rest on the left side of the runway about 570 metres from the threshold. The aircraft was evacuated; 25 people sustained injuries and were taken to local hospitals. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There was no post-crash fire.
2015-04-08: An Air Canada Airbus A320-211 (C-FTJP / ACA624) from Toronto, ON (CYYZ) to Halifax, NS (CYHZ) cleared the localizer on Runway 05 approach. The aircraft became disabled in the vicinity of Taxiway B. A NOTAM was issued to close Runway 05/23 at 0350Z. Aviation Operations and Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) were advised.

Details


CADORS Number 2015A0239
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Airport, NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 2015-03-29 - 03:30
Day or Night? Night-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 25
Aerodrome ID CYHZ
Aerodrome Name HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
Geographic Location Nova Scotia, Canada, North America, Atlantic Region, HALIFAX / STANFIELD INTL NS (CYHZ)
TSB Occurrence Number A15H0002
TSB Class of Investigation Class 3
AOR Number 185394-V1
Reported By Airport, NAV CANADA, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories System/component failure or malfunction [non-powerplant],Runway excursion,Other,Fuel related,Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Aerodrome,Abnormal runway contact
Events Aerodrome, runway or taxiway shutdown,Aerodrome - visual aids,Aerodrome - power failure



Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FTJP | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Air Canada
Operator AIR CANADA (5262) Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of AIRBUS
AIRBUS
Model  Silhouette image of A320-211
A320-211
Year Built 1991
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 ACA624
Flight Rule IFR
CARS Subpart 705
Phase of Flight Approach
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 25
Events Landing in proximity of the intended surface,Wire strike,Weather - visibility,Hard landing,Collision with object,Runway excursion,Part or pieces separate from an aircraft,Fuel - leak,Evacuation (aircraft)

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