Canada E190 at Saskatoon on Aug 13th 2017, rejected takeoff to avert flock of birds

Last Update: August 25, 2017 / 13:07:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 13, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1124

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FHKE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190, registration C-FHKE performing flight AC-1124 from Saskatoon,SK to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 90 people on board, lined up runway 09 for takeoff, when the crew visually checked the runway, which appeared to be clear of birds. The crew commenced takeoff, accelerating through about 90 knots the crew observed a large flock of birds taking off and moving into the path of the aircraft. The crew rejected takeoff and declared PAN PAN PAN. The aircraft taxied clear of the runway onto taxiway B about 1300 meters/4260 feet down the runway.

The Canadian TSB reported there was no evidence of a bird impact on the aircraft, no birds, dead or alive, were found on the runway.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 13, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1124

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FHKE

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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