Westjet B737 near Ottawa on Jan 24th 2013, fuel imbalance

Last Update: February 12, 2013 / 21:50:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 24, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-434

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWBJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWBJ performing flight WS-434 from Toronto,ON to Ottawa,ON (Canada) with 82 people on board, was reaching the top of descent towards Ottawa when the crew detected a fuel imbalance of about 1000 lbs. The crew actioned the relevant checklists, verified fuel quantities and requested priority. The aircraft landed safely in Ottawa about 20 minutes later.

The Canadian TSB reported the fuel cross feed valve was found stuck in the open position and the circuit breaker had popped. The circuit breaker was reset, tests showed no fault and the aircraft was returned to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
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C-GWBJ
Country of Registration
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
Jan 24, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-434

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWBJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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