I heard that pilot of the flight reported engine troubles. Oil leak or something like that.
Oh and the flight number was #216 and was supposed to park at A12.
PLane was due to arrive at 4:20 but came in with replacement at 7:26pm Local.
Normally all european Air Canada flights that come into YYC
go out of YYC
back to european cities. Swappings of the widebodies for the 844/5 and 850/1 are actually done at the two airport LHR
instead of calgary.
About a few times a week (2x as what Ramprat said), YVR
would send out a widebody to Calgary. Normally its flight #216 arriving and #225 departing at 1730local.
This case, what he said in his post is true. The whole swapoping does take place and one of the flights from europe (I think the Frankfurt one) switches to another gate so the YVR
flight could park in its place.
With the added pax load, it may also be possible that the flight to YVR
may be a continuing flight to asia in the late evening? I ain't 100% sure about that but according to Air Canada ads in the paper, it shows destinations like YYC
or something therefore it does appear to make sense..
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