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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193449
Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-GFAJ
MSN: 284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 179
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR) -   Belgium
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR)
Destination airport:Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (YUL/CYUL)
The Airbus 330-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight AC833 from Brussels, Belgium to Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl, QC (CYUL). During the take-off run from runway 07L, the forward right hand wheel of the right main landing gear failed and separated. The flight crew heard a loud bang, associated with an ECAM warning BRAKE that came on simultaneously. The flight crew rejected the takeoff at 82 knots, declared a PAN PAN and requested ARFF at the aircraft. The deceleration did not occur as expected since one thrust reverser did not deploy due to the loss of the green hydraulic pressure. The aircraft vacated the runway at taxiway C1 and was shut down. There were no injuries. Debris were scattered on the whole length of the runway, including the intersection of runway 01. The operator's maintenance found damage to the number 1 engine nose cowl. The right hand main landing gear bogie requires replacement.




Photo of C-GFAJ courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
19 April 2017; (c) Kjell

Revision history:

10-Feb-2017 06:59 harro Added
17-Dec-2017 20:05 AF5541 Updated [Total occupants, Source]
17-Dec-2017 20:06 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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