Canada B788 over Atlantic on Nov 23rd 2019, cracked windshield

Last Update: November 27, 2019 / 21:11:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-857

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHQY

ICAO Type Designator
B788

An Air Canada Boeing 787-8, registration C-GHQY performing flight AC-857 from London,EN (UK) to Toronto,ON (Canada), was enroute at FL390 over the Atlantic Ocean about 300nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew decided to divert to Dublin (Ireland) due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft descended to FL250, the crew requested and was cleared to dump fuel on the way to Dublin. The aircraft landed safely on Dublin's runway 10 about 55 minutes after leaving FL390.

A replacement Boeing 787-8 registration C-GHPT reached Toronto with a delay of about 24 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Dublin for about 31 hours, then positioned to Toronto as flight AC-7073 and returned to service.

On Nov 27th 2019 the Canadian TSB reported: "In cruise, approximately 340nm WNW of Dublin Intl.(EIDW), Ireland, flight crew heard a loud bang and the captain’s window shattered. QRH actions were completed, dispatch was advised and the decision was made to divert to EIDW. A PanPan was declared with Shanwick Oceanic, flight descended to FL250 and slowed to minimize pressure on window. Flight landed without further incident."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 23, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-857

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GHQY

ICAO Type Designator
B788

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