Canada B788 near Umiujaq on Aug 24th 2018, Variable Frequency Starter Generator failure

Last Update: September 5, 2018 / 19:50:23 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-11

Aircraft Registration
C-GHQQ

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHQQ performing flight AC-11 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Shanghai Pudong (China) with 248 passengers and 13 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 20nm east of Umiujaq,QC (Canada) when a Variable Frequency Starter Generator failed. In accordance with the checklists the crew activated the APU. When the crew computed the fuel use until destination they found they had insufficient fuel on board to reach Shanghai and decided to divert to Toronto,ON (Canada) where the aircraft landed safely about 3:50 hours after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported the starter generator was replaced, maintenance also performed an overweight landing inspection.

The occurrence aircraft was able to depart Toronto for Shanghai about 2.5 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-11

Aircraft Registration
C-GHQQ

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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