Air Canada B773 at Vancouver on Oct 17th 2012, bird strike

Last Update: October 19, 2012 / 19:25:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-7

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVR performing flight AC-7 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Hong Kong (China) with 368 people on board, was just rotating for takeoff from Vancouver's runway 08R when the crew observed a heron and believed it had struck the aircraft. There were no abnormal indications, the crew therefore decided to continue the flight. During the climb cabin crew however reported intermittent burning odour in the cabin. The crew thus reported smoke in the cockpit, dumped fuel and returned to Vancouver for a safe landing on runway 08R about one hour after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported 40 tons of fuel were dumped, the aircraft landed safely, brakes temperatures remained normal and the aircraft taxied to gate. Maintenance found significant damage to the right hand engine's (GE90) acoustic tiles, that is being assessed by powerplant engineering. Feathers were recovered from the engine and have been forwarded for identification.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FIVR
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
777-333ER
ICAO Aircraft Type
B773
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
Oct 17, 2012

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-7

Destination
Hong Kong, China

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVR

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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