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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220896
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Time:10:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8CT (WL)
Registration: C-GAWS
MSN: 38880/4268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Vancouver Intl Airport, BC (CYVR) -   Canada
Phase: Pushback / towing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Palm Springs International Airport, CA (PSP/KPSP)
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WS1722, from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Palm Springs Intl (KPSP), CA. As the aircraft was being pushed back from Gate E83 at CYVR during the departure procedure, it collided with a catering vehicle. The vehicle, which was parked within the safety area at Gate E83, was taller than prescribed limitations. ARFF responded and confirmed that there was no fire, and no fluid leaks. The aircraft sustained minor damage to the port side winglet, and was removed from service. There were no injuries, and passengers were deplaned into the boarding lounge until service was continued aboard an alternate aircraft.
The incident aircraft resumed service nine hours after the event.




Photo of C-GAWS courtesy

Vancouver - International (CYVR / YVR)
16 September 2014; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

17-Jan-2019 20:06 harro Added

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