Canada A333 at Zurich on Feb 26th 2018, rejected takeoff due to engine stall

Last Update: March 1, 2018 / 16:10:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-879

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHLM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

An Air Canada Airbus A330-300, registration C-GHLM performing flight AC-879 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 268 passengers and 11 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Zurich's runway 16 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 53 knots over ground) reporting the left hand engine (Trent 772) had stalled. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

A replacement Boeing 787-900 registration C-FGDX was dispatched from Toronto to Zurich as flight AC-7064 but was called back to Toronto while enroute at FL410 overhead Newfoundland when it became clear the aircraft would not make it into Zurich before the night curfew.

The occurrence aircraft was repaired, departed the following day and reached Toronto with a delay of 23.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-879

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHLM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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