Canada A320 near Calgary on Dec 24th 2018, flames observed from engine outlet

Last Update: January 2, 2019 / 18:37:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-223

Aircraft Registration
C-FLSS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FLSS performing flight AC-223 from Calgary,AB to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 89 people on board, was enroute at FL360 about 150nm southwest of Calgary when a flight attendant reported flames were visible from the left hand engine's (CFM56) exhaust. The flight crew worked the related checklist and shut the engine down. The crew declared PAN PAN PAN and returned to Calgary for a safe landing about 45 minutes after leaving FL360.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced the #1 engine's hydromechanical unit (HMU) and a fuel pump.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FLSS
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Airbus
Aircraft Model / Type
A320-211
ICAO Aircraft Type
A320
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-223

Aircraft Registration
C-FLSS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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