Canada A319 at Montreal on Mar 14th 2016, engine fire indication

Last Update: March 17, 2016 / 20:29:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-403

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FYJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-FYJI performing flight AC-403 from Montreal,QC to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 120 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Montreal when the crew received indication of the failure of fire loop A of the right hand engine, moments later the crew received a fire warning for the right hand engine. The crew reduced engine thrust to idle, the fire warning ceased. The crew declared emergency, levelled off at 5000 feet MSL, kept the engine at reduced thrust and returned to Montreal for a safe landing on runway 06L about 20 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported a sheath of bleed air collar came loose releasing heat triggering the fire warning.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-403

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FYJI

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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