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Air Canada Engine Fire On Takeoff...  
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11346 times:

Woah...!!

I live just minutes from YYC and just viewed a AC A32X that had it's left engine on fire and flaring out (approx 6:42pm MST) ... I saw this from my living room window as I can see departures from runway 10. The engine was clearly in flames and it was popping loudly... the aircraft was struggling but quickly circled around to head back.. should be an emergency landing.

It circled back to land on 16... anyone have any news on this?

(UPDATED)


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11321 times:

Few updates...

I've asked for the WS thread to be deleted, as it turns out it was actually an Air Canada A320 that returned to YYC after engine flareout...

The aircraft was escorted by firetrucks to the A terminal... no images as of yet... no other details to report.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11310 times:

Wow, first it was a WS 737 and now it's an AC A320X  Wink

Anyway, all I could find....

http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/RTGAMA...ge_name=&nav=home&subnav=fullstory



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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11270 times:

Sorry, my bad... it was an A319 upon further inspection of the few images I have on my point & shoot...

From my window it was hard to tell exactly what it was at first...



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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11218 times:

WOW...

YYC has had its share of incident in the last little while... both engine flareouts.... (AK 737-900 and now the AC A320)

someone better check the fuel mix at that airport!


On a serious note...glad that the aircraft landed safely! Any word what kind of evac. (if any) they had to do?



AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11205 times:

Quoting A332 (Reply 3):
Sorry, my bad... it was an A319 upon further inspection of the few images I have on my point & shoot...

From my window it was hard to tell exactly what it was at first...

I guess that fact that it was nice and dark didn't help either, eh?  Smile



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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11115 times:

I raced out there as soon as I heard about it. Got there just after it had landed. I drove over to the terminal and there was nothing going on around any of the Air Canada Airbus'. One was parked at static, and three were at the gate. Nothing seemed unusual considering what had just happened.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineACdreamliner From UK - Scotland, joined May 2005, 519 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10990 times:

sounds like calm and professional control by the AC staff...


Where are you going?
User currently offlineSgnl06 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10815 times:

As far as I know it was a birdstrike. The #1 engine was horribly chewed up around the inside of the cowling, and all of the 1st stage fan blades were damaged (one of the blades had about 20% of the tip missing). I was a little surprised the whole thing didn't come apart, but what the hell do I know  Smile

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10679 times:

Any Pictures.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSlashd0t From Canada, joined Dec 2002, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

Here's some colourful wording from the Calgary Harold regarding the Alaska incident in their story about the AC issue last night:

"It's the second aircraft to be grounded at Calgary International Airport this week. Alaskan Airlines 737 was put out of commission Sunday morning when the second engine of the plane burst into flames as it was headed for the runway."


I didn't recall it BURSTING into flames.. lol



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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7779 times:

Wow,

... I was at YYC just before 6pm last night. Glad to hear everything went good. I "love" it how the media makes such a drama out of everything. YYC has a lot of bird activity. Every ATIS mentions it. "...Caution, migratory bird activity around the vecinity of the airport... inform ATC that you have information ...

Something we all have to watch out for.

Cheers

Vio



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7570 times:

Did you read what one of the passengers said ? He said everyone laughed and joked. I don´t believe this, do you ?


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1666 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7557 times:

I guess the crew was very professional and re-assuring.

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7367 times:

lastnight Global interviewed a passenger who said everything was calm. The crew handled it well, and just stated that a bird had been injested, and that the plane would be circling around to land shortly.

Overall, a job well done.



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8171 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

I'm flying Air Canada to Toronto, then I'll be there for two weeks with sidetrips to NY and LA, all on AC. I flew them for the first time a few months ago YUL-YYZ in June and I really liked them, very organised, clean plane (A320), flew like it was on rails. While I've heard some pretty spotty reports of inflight service (esp longhaul) whereby they seem to be doing their best to emulate the service standards offered by their US cousins, I would expect an inflight situation like a bird strike + an engine fire to be a complete non-event on an airline like AC.

Really looking forward to being back in Toronto; rumours of an a.net meetup on the 20th as well.



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User currently offlineScotland1979 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 548 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6157 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

Whoa!
Lucky, it is back in one piece... yeah, sometimes it is hard to tell whether it is A319 or A320 at angle and especially when it is getting darker at that time.

Glad all are okay!



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6074 times:

Poor goose, my he rest in bits.  tombstone 

User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1674 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Roast Goose anyone? Does anyone know what the registration was on this aircraft?


AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9
User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

I don't believe the reports that people were laughing and joking on board. That's just plain stupid. OK, so you are sitting in your seat, looking out the window seeing a huge ball of fire, and you turn to your neighbor and start laughing and making jokes. Id like to get a copy of the radio transmissions though.
Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



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User currently offlineSlarty From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Quoting A332 (Thread starter):
The engine was clearly in flames and it was popping loudly

So does this mean in-flight *hot* meals and in-flight entertainment are back on Air Canada domestic???

 rotf 

Quoting Sgnl06 (Reply 8):
As far as I know it was a birdstrike.

Can they cook it quickly enough for the executive class meal?

 stirthepot 


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