Sunwing B738 near Toronto on Dec 10th 2014, control problems

Last Update: December 16, 2014 / 23:28:40 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 10, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-724

Aircraft Registration
C-FEAK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800, registration C-FEAK performing flight WG-724 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Liberia (Costa Rica) with 185 people on board, was climbing out of Toronto when the crew noticed uncommanded small pitch changes and subsequently identified an anomaly in the elevator controls. About one hour after departure, after consulting with maintenance, the crew declared PAN and returned to Toronto for a safe overweight landing about 130 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported company maintenance is investigating the source of the anomaly.

The airline reported the right hand elevator produced uncommanded pitch changes, on autopilots A and B as well as in manual control.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 10, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WG-724

Aircraft Registration
C-FEAK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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