Westjet B738 near Vancouver on May 4th 2017, strong acrid smell in cabin

Last Update: May 16, 2017 / 22:29:25 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 4, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-714

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWBL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Westjet Boeing 737-800, registration C-GWBL performing flight WS-714 from Vancouver,BC to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 146 people on board, was climbing out of Vancouver when the crew stopped the climb at FL260 due to a strong acrid smell in the cabin, declared emergency reporting smoke in the cockpit and returned to Vancouver for a safe overweight landing about 25 minutes after departure.

The Canadian TSB reported emergency services boarded the aircraft after arrival at the gate but could not identify the source of the smell.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-GWBL
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
May 4, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
WS-714

Destination
Toronto, Canada

Aircraft Registration
C-GWBL

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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