Canada A321 near Toronto and Vancouver on Jan 31st 2019, ELACerate

Last Update: February 13, 2019 / 21:11:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-119

Aircraft Registration
C-FGKZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Air Canada Airbus A321-200, registration C-FGKZ performing flight AC-119 from Toronto,ON to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 190 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Toronto when the crew received multiple ECAM messages including "ELAC 1 FAULT", "RIGHT AILERON FAULT", "LEFT AILERON FAULT". The crew worked the related checklists and successfully reset the ELAC (Elevator and Aileron Computer). Later into the flight, while the aircraft was in US Airspace, the failures returned however. The crew declared emergency with US ATC reporting the loss of ailerons and decided to continue the flight to Vancouver. On approach to Vancouver the crew declared PAN PAN and continued for a safe landing.

The Canadian TSB reported maintenance replaced ELAC #1 and ELAC #2, subsequent tests showed the system serviceable. A service difficulty report was filed with Transport Canada.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 31, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-119

Aircraft Registration
C-FGKZ

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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