Canada A320 near Edmonton on Dec 18th 2018, mountain waves and engine power

Last Update: December 31, 2018 / 18:04:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-244

Destination
Edmonton, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FDCA performing flight AC-244 from Vancouver,BC to Edmonton,AB (Canada) with 145 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 120nm southwest of Edmonton when the crew reduced engine power in anticipation of mountain wave turbulence. After the turbulence subsided the crew increased engine power again, however, the left hand engine (CFM56) ran roughly. The crew reduced the engine to idle thrust, declared PAN PAN PAN and requested priority on descent. After the descent all engine parameters returned to normal, the left hand engine was increased to 50% power. The aircraft continued for a safe landing with emergency services on stand by.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-244

Destination
Edmonton, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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