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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246207
Last updated: 27 December 2020
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Time:17:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-114
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-GAPY
C/n / msn: 728
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 115
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR) -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
An Airbus A319 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight AC996 from Vancouver Int'l Airport (CYVR), BC to Mexico City/Benito Juarez Int'l (MMMX), Mexico with 5 crewmembers and 110 passengers on board. On departure, the aircraft struck a bird and the flight crew decided to return to land at CYVR. The flight crew declared a PAN PAN and an overweight landing was carried out without further incident.
The operator's maintenance conducted a bird strike inspection on the aircraft and a boroscope inspection on the right-hand engine. No damage was found. Overweight landing parameters were within limits as per the Aircraft Maintenance Manual.


TSB A20P0106

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 Nov 2018 C-GAPY Air Canada 0 Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC/CYYC) min
Bird strike.


Photo of C-GAPY courtesy

Vancouver - International (CYVR / YVR)
1 July 2019; (c) Lewis Grant

Revision history:

24-Dec-2020 18:26 harro Added
24-Dec-2020 18:29 harro Updated [Location, Photo]
24-Dec-2020 18:30 harro Updated [Narrative]
25-Dec-2020 08:05 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
27-Dec-2020 11:05 harro Updated [Time]
27-Dec-2020 11:07 harro Updated [Location]
27-Dec-2020 11:08 harro Updated [[Location]]
27-Dec-2020 11:11 harro Updated [Narrative]
27-Dec-2020 11:12 harro Updated [Narrative]
27-Dec-2020 11:13 harro Updated [Narrative]

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