Westjet B737 at Loreto on Feb 24th 2016, rejected takeoff due to uncommanded yaw

Last Update: March 3, 2016 / 20:44:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-2253

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FIWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-FIWJ performing flight WS-2253 from Loreto (Mexico) to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 101 people on board, was accelerating through 120 KIAS for takeoff from Loreto's runway 34 when the aircraft encountered a sudden, distinct and uncommanded yaw to the right prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The crew managed to stop the aircraft on the runway, emergency services responded and inspected the aircraft with no anomalies detected.

The Canadian TSB reported that there were no abnormal indications in the cockpit, too. The aircraft was towed to the apron, Mexico's DGCA was notified of the occurrence. So far investigations by Mexico's DGCA and the operator have not identified a cause for the uncommanded yaw.

Metars:
MMLT 242351Z 34012KT 8SM FEW170 BKN240 27/20 A2988 RMK SLP118 8/082
MMLT 242243Z 32010KT 8SM SCT170 BKN240 28/25 A2988 RMK 8/081
MMLT 242144Z 32018KT 8SM SCT170 BKN240 28/25 A2988 RMK 8/081
MMLT 242051Z 30017KT 8SM SCT170 SCT240 28/17 A2990 RMK SLP125 8/081
MMLT 241940Z 34018KT 8SM BKN240 27/M03 A2994 RMK 8/008
MMLT 241850Z 34018KT 8SM BKN240 26/M06 A2997 RMK 8/008
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 24, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-2253

Destination
Calgary, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FIWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

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