Canada B772 near Fort McMurray on Dec 18th 2016, audio control panels don't like fluids

Last Update: December 23, 2016 / 20:29:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-16

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FNND

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

An Air Canada Boeing 777-200, registration C-FNND performing flight AC-16 from Hong Kong (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 318 people on board, was enroute at FL390 about 90nm east of Fort McMurray,AB (Canada) when the crew declared PAN due to a spillage of fluid over the audio control panels (ACP) causing electrical problems, both transponders failed and only one VHF radio remained fully functional. The crew decided to continue the flight to Toronto for a safe landing about 3:10 hours later.

The Canadian TSB reported that at least one of the ACPs remained functional, ACARS and CPDLC were not affected, all VHF radios continued to receive for the remainder of the flight. Maintenance replaced ACPs 1,2 and 3 along with the ATC control panel.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 18, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air Canada

Flight number
AC-16

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-FNND

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-200

ICAO Type Designator
B772

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