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

Old Jan 16, 2024, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Lloydbraun1976
Routinely on my overseas flights AC remote park without of course a jet bridge.

And should an emergency occur that blocks access to the normal exit door, then presumably the other doors maybe re-armed and an emergency exit occur accordingly.

In short, being parked does not necessarily mean an emergency exit might not be triggered, although likely rare.
In order to help prevent mistakes, all doors are kept at the same status and are armed/disarmed together.

If we're say off-bridge. (Lets say something like a EMB175 in YSJ/YFC/YQY etc). Stairs at 1L, and we end up requiring an evacuation, doors will be armed as the exits are assessed.
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Old Jan 17, 2024, 2:00 pm
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All things considered, I'd rather a broken leg than a melted torso.

And unless I'm the first one off, there will be people with broken legs who will break my fall, and I'll be OK.
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Old Jan 17, 2024, 3:19 pm
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Last night AC1035 declared emergency after experiencing flap problems approaching YVR.

https://www.flightaware.com/live/fli...325Z/KMIA/CYVR
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Old Jan 19, 2024, 7:36 pm
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AC 609 Today

This flight (YHZ-YYZ) was 10 minutes late departing and 3h3 late arriving! Flight aware shows it landing more or less on time at YYZ. This implies it took 3 hours to get a gate? Does anyone have any additional information/insight?
Just curious.
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Old Jan 19, 2024, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Wigg
This flight (YHZ-YYZ) was 10 minutes late departing and 3h3 late arriving! Flight aware shows it landing more or less on time at YYZ. This implies it took 3 hours to get a gate? Does anyone have any additional information/insight?
Just curious.
Maybe that’s what messed up 619. Likely equipment swap ended up with a 2.5 hr delay. If only the YHZ lounge was as nice as the YYT lounge. Nobody can touch Newfoundland for hospitality imo.
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Old Jan 19, 2024, 8:41 pm
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Flightaware shows the flight taking over 3 hours to depart YHZ.
20 minutes to get to the gate in YYZ.
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA609

Not sure why. Weather wasn't that bad.
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Old Jan 19, 2024, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by tracon
Flightaware shows the flight taking over 3 hours to depart YHZ.
20 minutes to get to the gate in YYZ.
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA609

Not sure why. Weather wasn't that bad.
Thanks for this. Interesting that on my app the flight tracking shows totally different times. It must be the flight plan vs actual? I'll have to check the web version tomorrow.
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Old Jan 20, 2024, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by tracon
Flightaware shows the flight taking over 3 hours to depart YHZ.
20 minutes to get to the gate in YYZ.
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA609

Not sure why. Weather wasn't that bad.
I had an LH flight ex-MUC on an A350 last year that looked a lot like that on Flightaware. We pushed back and went mechanical while taxiing out to the runway and they parked us on an apron somewhere and the mechanics drove out and did their thing from there and we eventually got going again about 3h later. It looked like a 3h taxi on the flight tracker since we didn't return to a gate.
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Old Jan 20, 2024, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by Wigg
This flight (YHZ-YYZ) was 10 minutes late departing and 3h3 late arriving! Flight aware shows it landing more or less on time at YYZ. This implies it took 3 hours to get a gate? Does anyone have any additional information/insight?
Just curious.
ExpertFlyer shows the aircraft as returning to gate (ie: diverted back to YHZ) and details show a non-scheduled maintenance issue
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Old Jan 21, 2024, 2:06 pm
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Incident on AC855, Jan 21 2024

Just arrived on AC855 from Heathrow. About 2 hours into the flight there was a ‘level 4’ announcement and the crew sprinted up the aisle towards the back of the plane. Apparently someone tried to open a door back there. The crew were amazing, and dealt with super efficiently. I was in J so couldn’t see what happened.

Lots of police at the gate. Anyone in the back of the plane have more details?
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Old Jan 21, 2024, 4:02 pm
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Here’s some more context:

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2024/01/...canada-flight/
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Old Jan 22, 2024, 9:54 am
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Saturday, a YYZ concierge helping us rebook said "but you have to admit, I feel safe flying AC because we've never had any 'real' issues". It took a minute before she clarified that AC has a perfect safety record compared to Alaska).

​​​​​​I asked my son to grab either of our backpacks, while replying "we have part of your 'perfect' safety record. The piece of Air Canada widebody fuselage right here has a different story."
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Old Jan 22, 2024, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by expert7700
The piece of Air Canada widebody fueslage right here has a different story."
Talk about totally on-topic! Pilots often seem fascinated by my chunk of the same aircraft.
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Old Jan 22, 2024, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700
... "but you have to admit, I feel safe flying AC because we've never had any 'real' issues". It took a minute before she clarified that AC has a perfect safety record compared to Alaska).
I guess history isn't taught to new hires.

https://www.airsafe.com/events/airlines/aircan.htm
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Old Jan 23, 2024, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by tracon
I guess history isn't taught to new hires.

https://www.airsafe.com/events/airlines/aircan.htm
And that doesnt even include AC being within 5 seconds/10 feet of causing the greatest disaster in aviation history.
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