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Air Canada A340 Return To YYC? Possible Emergency?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:18 am

Hi,

Just as I shut down the engine of my aircraft, I saw an Air Canada A340 in Star Alliance colours take off runway 16 at Calgary International. Time was around 15:45(local). Driving home from the airport (I live Northwest of the field), I saw another A340 in Star Alliance colors land on 16 (around 16:15 local).

I haven't seen an AC A340 at YYC in a while (and I fly a lot out of there), so to see two A340 in Star Alliance in one day is either a coincidence or that A340 that departed half an hour earlier had problems and returned.

Does anybody know???

Thanks,

Vio
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RE: Air Canada A340 Return To YYC? Possible Emergency?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:25 am

... I should add... I wonder if it was just a maintenance flight... Looking at Calgary Airport's website, I can't see an long haul destination between the times I've mentioned above.

14:30 Westjet WJA 562 London ON D45 Departed at 14:42
14:35 American Airlines AA 694 Dallas FtWorth C27
14:50 Westjet WJA 493 Abbotsford D40 Departed at 14:55
14:55 Jazz AC 7243 Medicine Hat A01 Departed at 14:55
15:00 Air Canada AC 217 Vancouver A11 Departed at 15:00
15:00 Westjet WJA 101 Vancouver D48 Departed at 15:16
15:00 Westjet WJA 208 Winnipeg D46 Departed at 15:05
15:05 Jazz AC 7227 Lethbridge A01 Departed at 15:05
15:05 America West HP 2710 Phoenix C31 Departed at 15:50
15:15 Air Canada AC 110 Toronto A12 Departed at 15:24
15:22 United Airlines UAL 1126 Denver C29 Late at 16:46
15:30 Jazz AC 8148 Edmonton / Ft McMurray A01 Departed at 15:29
15:45 United Airlines UAL 5910 Chicago C32 Departed at 16:20
15:45 Aeromexico AM 6452 Cancun D34
16:00 Westjet WJA 211 Vancouver D40 Departed at 16:06
16:00 Jazz AC 8321 Vancouver A17 Departed at 16:00
16:15 Air Canada AC 1158 Toronto B25 Late at 16:30
16:15 Westjet WJA 29 Edmonton / Ft McMurray D45 Departed at 16:19
16:20 Jazz AC 8336 Winnipeg B22
16:25 Westjet WJA 78 Kelowna D46
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16:30 Jazz AC 8150 Edmonton A01
17:00 Westjet WJA 156 Toronto D49
17:00 Westjet WJA 411 Vancouver D40
17:00 Westjet WJA 514 Edmonton D50
17:15 Westjet WJA 846 Ottawa D48
17:30 Air Canada AC 1176 Edmonton A12
17:40 Air Canada AC 186 Montreal A15
17:45 Air Canada AC 844 Frankfurt B23
17:55 Air Canada AC 850 London Heathrow B24
17:55 Jazz AC 8438 Regina A19
17:55 Jazz AC 8377 Grande Prairie A01
17:55 Jazz AC 8429 Kamloops A01
18:00 Jazz AC 8338 Winnipeg A17
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RE: Air Canada A340 Return To YYC? Possible Emergency?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:17 am

Don't know the reason why it returned I do know it was operating AC2134 to YYZ and departed at 15:45ish returned at 16:24 and is now estimated to depart at 17:30.
 
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RE: Air Canada A340 Return To YYC? Possible Emergency?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:39 am

Was there spotting today and saw her. It seemed to be a regular flight from toronto. Maybe an equipment sub for the XMas eve traffic heading home.
I didn't know that it returned afterwards, maybe an emergency? If you can find out the flight number of the returned flight we will know whether it was an unexpected event or another flight.
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RE: Air Canada A340 Return To YYC? Possible Emergency?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:52 am

This 343 did a YYZ-YYC v.v. rotation today. Extra Christmas section I presume.

Incidently, AC has re-introduced the 762/763 to the YYZ-YYC route, through to early January at least.
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RE: Air Canada A340 Return To YYC? Possible Emergency?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:02 pm

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 4):
This 343 did a YYZ-YYC v.v. rotation today. Extra Christmas section I presume.

Incidently, AC has re-introduced the 762/763 to the YYZ-YYC route, through to early January at least.

Correct on both parts, due to extremely high loads on the YYC-YYZ sector this holiday season.

The reason it returned was a mechanical issue, it took off again a couple of hours later.

It's nice to see some 767 action on the YYZ runs again though, even if it's just for a short time  Smile

Kris