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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199636
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Time:c 17:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 IGW)
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FNAN
MSN: 19000136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Toronto/Lester B. Pearson, ON (CYYZ)
Destination airport:Chicago/O'Hare Airport, IL (KORD)
An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190 was operating as flight AC503 from Lester B. Pearson Intl - Toronto (CYYZ) to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD). During the climb at 7000 feet asl the aircraft struck several birds.
One bird struck the co-pilot's windscreen and another was ingested into the #2 engine. Then the cabin filled with an unrecognizable odor and aircraft returned to CYYZ and an emergency was declared. The aircraft performed an uneventful landing and was met by ARFF who inspected the aircraft before it proceeded to the gate. Maintenance inspected the exterior of the aircraft for bird strike damage and found none. The number two engine was inspected internally by boroscope and substantial bird debris was found within the Low Pressure Compressor stages 1 thru 4. A compressor wash was performed and both the re-circulation filters in the air conditioning systems were replaced. The aircraft was returned to service.


CADORS 2017O2515


Photo of C-FNAN courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
11 August 2013; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

13-Sep-2017 06:56 harro Added

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