Canada B773 at Hong Kong on Jul 29th 2019, popping sound and debrs on the departure runway

Last Update: August 10, 2019 / 15:53:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-8

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVW performing flight AC-8 from Hong Kong (China) to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 442 passengers and 17 crew, was departing Hong Kong's runway 07R when the crew heard a popping sound and observed an brief EGT exceedance indication on the right hand engine (GE90). The aircraft continued the climb and was enroute at FL310 about 510nm eastnortheast of Hong Kong, northeast of the nortern tip of Taiwan, when the crew decided to return to Hong Kong. The aircraft descended to FL300 for the return and landed safely back on Hong Kong's runway 07L about 3:20 hours after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported tower advised the crew that debris was found on the departure runway. The crew consulted with maintnance then decided to return. The aircraft sustained minor damage, a maintenance investigation is under way.

The occurrence aircraft departed Hong Kong on Aug 4th to Toronto,ON (Canada).
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 29, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-8

Aircraft Registration
C-FIVW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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