Canada A319 at Toronto on May 17th 2016, trapped fuel

Last Update: May 26, 2016 / 20:35:34 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-264

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GAQL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

An Air Canada Airbus A319-100, registration C-GAQL performing flight AC-264 from Winnipeg,MB to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 114 people on board, was on approach to Toronto when the crew received a low fuel ECAM message. The crew checked the fuel distribution and found 360kg of fuel were trapped in the left hand main tank. The crew requested priority due to a fuel issue, however, was issued a holding instruction prompting the crew to declare emergency in order to keep the aircraft's fuel reserves within legal limits. The aircraft landed safely and above minimum fuel required.

The Canadian TSB reported that maintenance found the left hand main tank slow to drain, the left hand rear spar fuel transfer valve actuator was replaced.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 17, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-264

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GAQL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A319

ICAO Type Designator
A319

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