Vliegtuigongeval op 10 May 2019 met de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 Dash 8 C-FJXZ - Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:vrijdag 10 mei 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 Dash 8
Operated by:Jazz Aviation
On behalf of:Air Canada Express
Registratie: C-FJXZ
Constructienummer: 264
Bouwjaar: 1991-03-12 (28 years 2 months)
Aantal vlieguren:64039
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 52
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 56
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada)
Fase: Taxi (TXI)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sudbury Airport, ON (YSB/CYSB), Canada
Air Canada Express flight 8615, a DHC-8-311, collided with a fuel truck while taxiing to gate at Toronto Pearson Airport in Canada.
Five persons were injured in the accident.
Flight 8615 departed Toronto on May 9, 23:03 hours local time, on a domestic flight to Sudbury. Visibility at Sudbury was poor and the flight was not able to land. The flight crew elected to return to Toronto, where a normal landing was made at 01:25 hours local time (May 10). As the aircraft was taxiing to the gate, a collision occurred with a fuel truck. The aircraft spun and sustained serious damage to the left side of the flight deck. The left hand rear cargo door was pushed inward and the no.1 propeller also suffered damage.

Probable Cause:

Findings as to causes and contributing factors:
1. The limited field of view to the right of the fuel tanker driver’s cab caused by the front elevating service platform and its structural elements, along with the condensation on the windows, resulted in the driver being unable to see the aircraft in time to avoid the collision.
2. The captain had a clear field of view in the direction of the oncoming fuel tanker but the visibility was limited due to darkness, rain, and reflected light, and he did not see the oncoming tanker during the critical moments before the collision.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: A19O0063
Download report: Final report

» TSB A19O0063


photo of DHC-8-311-Dash-8-C-FJXZ
accident date: 10-05-2019
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-8-311 Dash 8
registration: C-FJXZ
photo of DHC-8-311-Dash-8-C-FJXZ

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON en Sudbury Airport, ON bedraagt 338 km (211 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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