Canada A320 at Vancouver on Sep 16th 2018, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

Last Update: November 28, 2018 / 21:06:09 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-296

Destination
Winnipeg, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FFWI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FFWI performing flight AC-296 from Vancouver,BC to Winnipeg,MB (Canada) with 107 passengers and 5 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Vancouver's runway 26L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (120 KIAS) due to the failure of the left hand engine (CFM56). The aircraft slowed, the crew declared PAN, emergency services responded. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway, the crew shut the left hand engine down, emergency services reported both left main tyres were deflated. The passengers disembarked onto the runway via stairs and were bussed to the terminal.

On Nov 28th 2018 the Canadian TSB reported maintenance found bird remains in the left hand engine. The bird was identified as a Great Blue Heron. The engine sustained damage to the compressor and was replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 16, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-296

Destination
Winnipeg, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FFWI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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