Westjet B737 near Houston on Dec 1st 2023, flight directors lost, continuous altitude alerts

Last Update: December 11, 2023 / 21:51:26 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1540

Aircraft Registration
C-GWBF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWBF performing flight WS-1540 from Calgary,AB (Canada) to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was enroute at FL370 nearing the top of descent when both flight directors failed and the crew received continuous altitude alerts. The crew declared emergency and was vectored for a safe landing on Intercontinental's runway 26L about 35 minutes later.

The aircraft remained on the ground in Houston for about 19.5 hours before returning to service.

The Canadian TSB reported the crew declared emergency due to equipment limitations.
Aircraft Registration Data
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C-GWBF
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Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-7CT
ICAO Aircraft Type
B737
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2023

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-1540

Aircraft Registration
C-GWBF

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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