Westjet B738 near Toronto on Mar 13th 2017, electrical odour on board

Last Update: March 30, 2017 / 20:25:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-2424

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
C-GWSX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GWSX performing flight WS-2424 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Cancun (Mexico), was climbing out of Toronto when the crew stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet declaring emergency due to an electrical smell in the cockpit, cabin crew confirmed the smell was also present in the cabin. The aircraft returned to Toronto for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported the electrical smell was noticed by the flight crew during the takeoff sequence, at 7000 feet MSL cabin crew confirmed the smell was also present in the cabin. Maintenance was unable to trace the original of the smell despite various checks on aircraft systems and returned the aircraft to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GWSX
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Boeing
Aircraft Model / Type
737-8CT
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 13, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-2424

Destination
Cancun, Mexico

Aircraft Registration
C-GWSX

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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