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"Somewhat scary one near Winnipeg" - The AC Master Incidents Thread

"Somewhat scary one near Winnipeg" - The AC Master Incidents Thread

Old Dec 22, 2023, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Pretty sure it was Gander
My memory is not nearly as good as yours, but I'll just refer to it as a diversion to Newfoundland Any diversion to Gander seems uneventful after that one day 22 years ago.

​​​​​​Here's another from the most recent entries on avherald

December 10th AC A220 YYZ-MIA engine shutdown and diversion to PBI
​​​​​​https://avherald.com/h?article=51297741&opt=0
crew. Aircraft remained on the ground in West Palm Beach for about 39 hours before returning to service.

I do wonder (there is no Wiki) if this 'master incident' thread is a bit misleading if it doesn't link to all the AC incidents from avherald or other sources? note: I'm not volunteering, though
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Old Dec 22, 2023, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by InTheAirGuy
Scary, in that Canadian Airlines is apparently back in business.

Obviously, this took place in Philadelphia.
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 4:07 pm
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Warning, story involves Winnipeg.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...port-1.7073710

.... allege a teen passenger on the plane assaulted a family member.


https://www.flightaware.com/live/fli...530Z/CYYZ/CYWG
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Old Jan 3, 2024, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by tracon
Nice steepish descending turn for the straight in.
Picturing a full on side slip, apparently they don't do that though as it makes pax uncomfortable.
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Old Jan 5, 2024, 5:30 pm
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An Air Canada flight was diverted on Wednesday after a 16-year-old boy assaulted a family member, the police said. Flight AC137 from Toronto to Calgary, Alberta, was diverted to Winnipeg, Manitoba, just over an hour into the journey, according to Flightradar24.
https://www.businessinsider.com/air-...-police-2024-1

Literally so, for once.
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Old Jan 9, 2024, 9:58 pm
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Passenger Opens Door and Falls Out of Plane During Boarding

How do these things happen? Some people shouldn't fly....

https://globalnews-ca.cdn.ampproject...in-door-yyz%2F
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Old Jan 9, 2024, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Wigg
How do these things happen? Some people shouldn't fly....

https://globalnews-ca.cdn.ampproject...in-door-yyz%2F
The mind boggles. But can't blame AC for the OTP hit on this one.
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Old Jan 9, 2024, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
The mind boggles. But can't blame AC for the OTP hit on this one.
But we could criticize the reporter who published his report stating departed nearly 6 hours late, and apparently went to sleep.

Toss in a crew timeout, catering expiration. Must be fun for the pax. If stuck onboard they'll have had their government mandated ration of tarmac delay water by now.

Of course there are plenty of AC lounges open 10pm-4am, right?
on top of all the 24hr restaurants and coffee shops in YYZ int'l.

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Old Jan 10, 2024, 1:21 am
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Not really an AC incident, but last night YVR announced there was an active shooter. I was surprised that almost everyone just sat there like nothing happened. AC staff just kept prepping for boarding. One guy tried opening the emergency doors to the tarmac but changed his mind once he heard an alarm.

Not sure what happened behind the scenes but it doesnt look like there was a shooter.
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by expert7700
But we could criticize the reporter who published his report stating departed nearly 6 bours late, and apparently went to sleep.

Flghtaware and AC already delayed 8 hours, with the further delay it.will depart YYZ at 4:55am.

Toss in a crew timeout, catering expiration. Must be fun for the pax. If stuck onboard they'll have had their government mandated ration of tarmac delay water by now.

Of course there are plenty of AC lounges open 10pm-4am, right?
on top of all the 24hr restaurants and coffee shops in YYZ int'l.
I am assuming AC would have an empty 777 waiting at their hanger for situations like these, to help cut down on the 6 hours. Giving that this is at YYZ.

However the opportunity cost of keeping an empty plane just sitting there may not justify it.
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 7:40 am
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Certainly some meme-material happening here. Also there are photos of the pax on twitter.

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Old Jan 10, 2024, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by expert7700
But we could criticize the reporter who published his report stating departed nearly 6 bours late, and apparently went to sleep.

Flghtaware and AC already delayed 8 hours, with the further delay it.will depart YYZ at 4:55am.

Toss in a crew timeout, catering expiration. Must be fun for the pax. If stuck onboard they'll have had their government mandated ration of tarmac delay water by now.

Of course there are plenty of AC lounges open 10pm-4am, right?
on top of all the 24hr restaurants and coffee shops in YYZ int'l.
Eek -- delayed ver 9hrs.

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Old Jan 10, 2024, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy
Eek -- delayed ver 9hrs.
Whoops, the reporter was right, played the video and he said Monday. Monday's AC56 was delayed almost 6hrs per the AC app. Fligtaware has that one missing (!)

​​​​​​The next AC56 Tues 1/9 was delayed a more impressive 9hrs 11min.
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Imagine the luck of any status pax who realized a misconnect after several hours and self-offloaded (to a jetbridge, not down to the pavement) to get rebooked and face a 50% longer (9h) delay Tues..

​​​​I'm on this flight tomorrow. I wonder what the rolling delay will be up to by then.

Will I see any new signs posted? "CAUTION: Don't touch handle during boarding. This is a Boeing product -- Door may depart the plane at any time or altitude"
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by expert7700
But we could criticize the reporter who published his report stating departed nearly 6 bours late, and apparently went to sleep.

Flghtaware and AC already delayed 8 hours, with the further delay it.will depart YYZ at 4:55am. EDIT: Departed at 6:39am, over 9 hours late

Toss in a crew timeout, catering expiration. Must be fun for the pax. If stuck onboard they'll have had their government mandated ration of tarmac delay water by now.

Of course there are plenty of AC lounges open 10pm-4am, right?
on top of all the 24hr restaurants and coffee shops in YYZ int'l.
AC56, the tarmac jumper, was Monday night, almost 6 hours late.
AC56, the Tuesday night departure is 9 hours late.
When does catering time out?
I was on a flight a couple years back.
12 hour overnight delay.
I'm 99% certain it was the same food we were to be served the night before.
The stickers on the food carts had the previous nights flight number.
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by tracon
When does catering time out?
I was on a flight a couple years back....
The stickers on the food carts had the previous nights flight number.
If AC is like the UA DEN catering center, food safety timer begins once it is put on a truck at the temperature controlled staging site. The expected holding time in flight dictates how much dry ice was supplied in each cart.

For a 13hr flight, I bet the catering and pilots both time out after far less than a 6hr delay.
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