Canada E190 at Toronto on Dec 15th 2017, bird strike

Last Update: March 1, 2018 / 20:08:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1039

Aircraft Registration
C-FHNW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190, registration C-FHNW performing flight AC-1039 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Denver,CO (USA) with 93 passengers and 4 crew, was rotating for departure from Toronto's runway 24L when a bird impacted the aircraft's nose gear. During initial climb the crew reported the nose gear doors would not close, declared emergency and returned to Toronto for a safe landing about 25 minutes after departure.

A runway inspection recovered a snowy owl in pieces.

On Mar 1st 2018 the Canadian TSB reported the crew was unable to retract the landing gear during initial climb. Maintenance found the left side landing gear aft door linkage damaged, the linkage was replaced and a bird strike inspection completed.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2017

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1039

Aircraft Registration
C-FHNW

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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