Canada A320 near Orlando on Apr 14th 2018, unidentified thump sound during climb

Last Update: April 18, 2018 / 19:17:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 14, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1219

Destination
Halifax, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FTJR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FTJR performing flight AC-1219 from Orlando,FL (USA) to Halifax,NS (Canada), was climbing through FL240 out of Orlando when the crew heard a thump from the belly of the aircraft and checked all indications without finding any anomaly. The crew decided to continue the flight to Halifax. On approach, when the crew selected the gear down, there was no response. The crew declared emergency, executed a missed approach and used alternate gear extension to lower the gear. The aircraft landed safely on Halifax's runway 32 and stopped on the runway due to lack of nose wheel steering. The aircraft was towed to the apron, where the passengers disembarked normally.

The Canadian TSB reported that the operator's maintenance was called to tow the aircraft to the apron and detected that one of the left main tyres was flat, in addition there was damage to the landing gear doors. The tyre had blown during the climb causing the noise and the damage to the gear doors. The cause of the tyre damage is being investigated.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 14, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-1219

Destination
Halifax, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FTJR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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