Inuit B732 near Montreal on Aug 24th 2019, autopilot produces pitch up upsets

Last Update: September 6, 2019 / 20:03:19 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 24, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Inuit

Flight number
3H-704

Aircraft Registration
C-GSPW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-200

ICAO Type Designator
B732

An Air Inuit Boeing 737-200, registration C-GSPW performing flight 3H-704 from Montreal,QC to La Grande Riviere,QC (Canada) with 35 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute at FL340 about 10 minutes after reaching cruise level with the autopilot engaged when the aircraft suddenly pitched up. The crew disconnected the autopilot, noticed vibrations/buffeting in the flight controls and returned the aircraft to FL340. The crew requested a block altitude, then re-engaged the autopilot which resulted in a second uncontrolled pitch up. The crew disconnected the autopilot again, requested to descend to FL320. A passenger received injuries in one of the upsets, the crew requested an ambulance to meet the aircraft at La Grande Riviere. In the meantime two nurses on board of the aircraft assisted the injured passenger. The aircraft landed at destination without further incident.

On Sep 6th 2019 the Canadian TSB added 3 people received minor injuries as result of the pitch up upsets.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GSPW
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-275C
ICAO Aircraft Type
B732
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
Aug 24, 2019

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Inuit

Flight number
3H-704

Aircraft Registration
C-GSPW

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-200

ICAO Type Designator
B732

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