Canada A321 at Ottawa on Mar 28th 2019, flock of birds causes engine and hydraulic failure

Last Update: April 2, 2019 / 21:13:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-342

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GJVX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

An Air Canada Airbus A321-200, registration C-GJVX performing flight AC-342 (dep Mar 27th) from Vancouver,BC to Ottawa,ON (Canada) with 170 passengers and 6 crew, was on final approach to runway 32 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds and suffered multiple impacts causing the number #1 engine (CFM56) to flame out and fail. The crew calmly declared Mayday and continued for a safe landing on runway 32 but became disabled on the runway due to the failure of the green hydraulic system. The aircraft was towed to the apron.

The Canadian TSB reported the #1 engine ingested some of the birds, the crew received an "ENG FAIL" ECAM message followed by the flame out of the engine. The aircraft was towed to the apron due to the loss of the green hydraulic system.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service after about 82 hours (more than 3 days) on the ground.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-342

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GJVX

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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