Canada A320 at Ottawa on Dec 15th 2016, thrust reverser unlocked, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: December 21, 2016 / 19:54:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-478

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Canada Airbus A320-200, registration C-FDCA performing flight AC-478 from Ottawa,ON to Montreal,QC (Canada) with 25 people on board, was climbing through 11,000 feet out of Ottawa when the flight crew received an "ENG 1 REVERSE UNLOCKED" ECAM message. The crew worked the related checklists and shut the engine down, declared PAN and returned to Ottawa for a safe landing on runway 32 about 25 minutes later.

The Candian TSB reported maintenance replaced the thrust reverser outboard upper blocker door latch and fitting roller, rigged and aligned latch and door and performed functional tests before returning the aircraft to service.

The aircraft had suffered a similiar incident on the left engine in 2015, see Incident: Air Canada A320 at Los Angeles on Oct 19th 2015, rejected takeoff due to reverser unlocked indication.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 15, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-478

Destination
Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FDCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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