Canada B788 near Vancouver on Jul 27th 2017, odour of burned rubber on board

Last Update: August 1, 2017 / 21:54:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 27, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-9

Aircraft Registration
C-GHQQ

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHQQ performing flight AC-9 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 119 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 550nm north of Vancouver,BC (Canada) when the crew noticed the smell of burned rubber. The crew consulted with dispatch, dispatch in return checked for a burst tyre and requested Calgary Airport to inspect the departure runway, nothing was found on the runway. The crew subsequently decided to divert to Vancouver, where the aircraft landed overweight but safely on runway 08R about 2 hours later.

The Canadian TSB reported the source of the odour was identified to be a shipment of new tyres being carried in the aircraft's cargo hold. The shipment was offloaded and the aircraft returned to service.

The aircraft departed Vancouver after 4:20 hours on the ground and reached Tokyo with a delay of about 6 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 27, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-9

Aircraft Registration
C-GHQQ

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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