Westjet B737 near Regina on Dec 4th 2012, generator failure and odour on board

Last Update: December 7, 2012 / 21:39:13 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-475

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWAZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Westjet Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWAZ performing flight WS-475 from Winnipeg,MB to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 127 people on board, was enroute at FL400 about 135nm east of Regina,SK when the right hand generator (engine CFM56) failed. A short time later, after the crew had completed the relevant checklist, a strong burning electrical smell was noticed throughout the aircraft. The crew declared emergency and diverted to Regina for a safe landing about 30 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported there was no visible smoke. Maintenance found the generator control unit had burned out. The unit was replaced.
Aircraft Registration Data
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Aircraft Model / Type
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ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 4, 2012

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-475

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWAZ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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