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AirCanada 862 YYZ-LHR Diverted To YHZ.  
User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6505 times:

AC 862 from Toronto to London UK has been diverted to Halifax apparently due to a cracked windshield.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...2012/06/28/ns-flight-diverted.html

Any other recorded instances of emergency landing due to a cracked windshield?

[Edited 2012-06-28 09:37:55]


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User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 2973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6464 times:

Quoting bmacleod (Thread starter):
Any other recorded instances of emergency landing due to a cracked windshield?

Yes, many times. Too numerous to list.


User currently offlineplateman From United States of America, joined May 2007, 922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

Quoting bmacleod (Thread starter):
Any other recorded instances of emergency landing due to a cracked windshield?

Just Google "plane diverted broken windshield" --- there are hundreds of examples.



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User currently offlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 947 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

was on a flight that diverted and landed for that reason 18 months ago... overweight landing (also at YHZ) = firetrucks and flashing lights. Lots of apparent drama, even a local news story about how terrified we all were   , but rather routine I gather.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

Quoting bmacleod (Thread starter):
Any other recorded instances of emergency landing due to a cracked windshield?

Very common. A few random examples below within the past year or so from the Transport Canada daily occurrence reports site. They don't always require diversions. There are many other reports much like these.

WJA261, Boeing 737-7CT, enroute from St. John’s (CYYT) to Toronto (CYYZ), diverted to Halifax (CYHZ) with a cracked windshield. No assistance was required. The aircraft landed routinely at 10:04Z.

ACA 107, an Air Canada A320, was approximately 70 NM northeast of Calgary on a flight from Toronto when the crew reported a cracked windshield. They did not require any assistance and the aircraft landed safely at 1507 UTC.

TSB reported that the First Air ATR-42-300, registration C-GSRR, operating as FAB 883, was en route from Arctic Bay (CYAB) to Iqaluit (CYFB), when the first officer's windshield cracked and shattered. The captain immediately descended to 10,000 feet and diverted to Hall Beach (CYUX), after declaring a PAN PAN. The aircraft landed safely at Hall Beach.

ACA 761, an Airbus A319 operated by Air Canada was en route from Montreal to San Francisco and in Minneapolis ACC airspace when the crew reported a cracked windshield, descended to FL 220 and diverted to Winnipeg. The aircraft landed safely in Winnipeg at 1556z.

ACA 159, an Airbus A321 operated by Air Canada, was en route Toronto to Edmonton when the aircraft developed a cracked windshield and the crew descended from FL 340 to FL 230. No emergency declared. The aircraft continued to CYEG without further incident and landed safely at 0458z.

JZA 515, an Air Canada Jazz CRJ 200, departed Winnipeg for Edmonton and the crew reported a cracked windshield after takeoff and requested a return. No assistance was required and the flight landed at 2025z.

WJA 373, Westjet Boeing 737-700, was en route from Edmonton to Victoria when the crew advised they had a cracked windshield 80 miles northwest of Calgary. They advised they wanted to divert to CYYC. No emergency or equipment requested. The aircraft landed on Runway 16 at 0100z.

ACA 7081, an Air Canada Airbus A319, was en route from Winnipeg to Washington, DC and in Minneapolis airspace when the crew declared an emergency with MSP ARTCC due to a pressurization problem associated with a cracked windshield and advised they were returning to Winnipeg. The aircraft descended to 10,000 feet and at 1518z, the crew advised MSP ARTCC to cancel their emergency status. ACA 7081 landed at Winnipeg without further incident at 1551z.

The American Eagle Airlines Inc. CRJ-700 (operating as EGF3790) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Chicago (KORD) to Hartford (KBDL). In the vicinity of the London VOR (YXU), the flight crew declared an emergency due to a cracked right windshield. The controller cleared the flight crew to descend to 10,000 feet ASL. The flight crew elected to continue to their destination and landed without further incident.

The Air Canada Airbus A320 (operating as ACA556) was conducting a scheduled IFR flight from Las Vegas (KLAS) to Toronto (CYYZ). The flight crew declared an emergency for a shattered windscreen on the left side panel. The flight crew initially decided to divert to Denver but re-assessed the situation and continued on to Toronto. The aircraft landed without incident on runway 05 at 2351Z.

The First Air Boeing 737-200 (operating as flight FAB860) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Ottawa (CYOW) to Iqaluit (CYFB). NAV CANADA staff at Montréal ACC reported that the flight crew advised that the windshield had cracked and requested to return to Ottawa. No emergency was declared. The aircraft landed on runway 07 without incident at 1601Z.

The Bombardier Inc. DHC-8-402 (operating as flight DHC26) was on a local post-manufacturing IFR test flight from Toronto (Downsview) Airport (CYZD). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC reported that the aircraft was approaching Toronto when the flight crew declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield that had occurred in the test area. The aircraft landed without incident at 1738Z.

The Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190 (operating as flight ACA1129) had departed on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (CYYZ) to Saskatoon (CYXE). NAV CANADA staff at Toronto ACC advised that the aircraft flight crew declared a PAN PAN emergency while en-route due to a cracked windshield. The aircraft returned to land without incident on runway 23 at 2144Z.

The Air Canada Airbus A320 (operating as flight ACA791) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Toronto (CYYZ) to Los Angeles (KLAX). Federal Aviation Administration staff reported that the aircraft was en-route, in the vicinity over Madison, WI at FL340 when a cockpit windshield shattered. The flight crew declared an emergency, requested an immediate descent to FL230 and requested to divert to Chicago (O'Hare) (KORD). The aircraft landed without further incident at 1614Z.

ACA1281, an Airbus A319 operated by Air Canada, was IFR from Montreal (CYUL) to Phoenix (KPHX). About 75 NM west of Montreal, the crew reported a cracked windshield and asked to return to Montreal. No emergency was declared or priority requested.

The Airbus A319, registration C-FYJH, operated as Air Canada ACA953 was on an IFR flight from Fort-de-France, Martinique (TFFF) to Montreal (CYUL). Upon reaching 32,000 feet, approximately 30 minutes after departure, the left side #3 cockpit window cracked. The flight returned to TFFF for maintenance action. No emergency was declared, the aircraft landed overweight. The shattered window and the window heat computer were replaced.

ACA862, Air Canada Boeing 767-333ER, enroute from Toronto (CYYZ) to London Heathrow (EGLL), advised that the aircraft experienced a cracked windshield and requested clearance to divert to Halifax (CYHZ). No emergency was declared and the aircraft landed without further incident.

A Pinnacle Airlines Bombardier CRJ-900 (N601LR) was operating as FLG3338 on a flight from Minneapolis-St Paul (KMSP) to Edmonton (CYEG). While inbound to Edmonton the crew observed electrical arcing and glowing on top of the left front windshield. The windshield heat was turned off and the outer pane subsequently shattered. FLG3338 declared an emergency with ATC and were met by ARFF. The flight landed without further incident.

Air Canada flight 168, an Embraer 190, was en route from Calgary to Ottawa in the vicinity of the North Bay (YYB) VOR at 37,000 feet when the captain's windscreen cracked accompanied by a Windshield Heat EICAS message. The QRH procedure was performed and the crew elected to declare a PAN PAN and descend to 10,000 feet. The aircraft continued to CYOW and landed without further incident. Maintenance replaced the captain's windscreen.

The Air Canada Airbus A320 (operating as ACA919) was on a scheduled IFR flight from Miami (KMIA) to Toronto (CYYZ). The flight crew of ACA919 declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield 70 miles south of CYYZ. The aircraft landed on runway 33L at 0036Z. Maintenance staff replaced the windshield and its respective Window Heat Computer (WHC).


User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5307 times:

Another report saying the 767-300 was only half-full with 108 passengers. With 5 daily YYZ-LHR flights this doesn't seem to be a surprise, though you have to wonder the fuel bill continuing to eat into AC profits...

http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1...ld-crack-diverts-flight-to-halifax



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4995 times:

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Quoting bmacleod (Reply 5):
Another report saying the 767-300 was only half-full with 108 passengers. With 5 daily YYZ-LHR flights this doesn't seem to be a surprise, though you have to wonder the fuel bill continuing to eat into AC profits...

One flight isn't a good indication as there are many variabilities, and Thursday isn't the busiest day. I don't believe Ontario schools closed until last Friday which makes a big difference in peak summer demand. The same flight Sunday has 7 seats open (5 J and 2 Y) and the other 4 flights are mostly full apart from a few J seats.


User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4913 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

Quoting bmacleod (Reply 5):
With 5 daily YYZ-LHR flights this doesn't seem to be a surprise, though you have to wonder the fuel bill continuing to eat into AC profits...


With Air Canada's load factors currently in the mid 80s, this just goes to show that to achieve full flights one direction, the aircraft may have to be less than full in the opposite direction. Much like the "Are 100% Load Factors Achievable?" discussion we have here a few months back.



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