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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247040
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:16:11 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic E190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-190AR
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FHIU
MSN: 19000037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 86
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG/CYEG) -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Edmonton International Airport, AB (YEG/CYEG)
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Air Canada flight AC1156, an Embraer ERJ-190 was being operated on a scheduled flight from Edmonton, Alberta, to Toronto, Ontario, with five crew members and 81 passengers on board. At 1011 mountain daylight time, the aircraft commenced its take-off. During rotation, the crew noticed that the aircraft pitch response was different than normal. The aircraft successfully climbed away and the flight continued and made an uneventful landing in Toronto.

Findings as to causes and contributing factors:
- The normal flow of activities to prepare for the outgoing flight was interrupted, and the flight crew deviated from the standard operating procedures (SOPs) while readying the aircraft for departure.
- An incorrect aircraft weight was used to calculate take-off performance data. This error was not detected, and resulted in the crew conducting the take-off with lower-than-required thrust and speed references.
- There is no area on the operational flight plan for transcribing calculated performance data. This prevented easy identification of the take-off weight discrepancy.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of C-FHIU courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
19 June 2015; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

24-Jan-2021 20:51 harro Added
24-Jan-2021 20:52 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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