ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A321-211 C-GYFM Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Thursday 20 July 2023
Time:22:16 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Operator:Air Canada Rouge
Registration: C-GYFM
MSN: 5354
First flight: 2012
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B3/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 161
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 167
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:9,3 km (5.8 mls) N of Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kelowna Airport, BC (YLW/CYLW), Canada
Destination airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Air Canada Rouge flight AC1910, an Airbus A321-211, was descending through approximately 8000 feet when it penetrated an unexpected active frontal weather system where it encountered moderate turbulence and intense and heavy precipitation not previously detected by the onboard weather radar. The flight crew observed suspected external static discharge from the aircraft. Immediately thereafter, the captain's forward L1 flight deck window had cracked with an associated window heat fail message on the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM). The flight crew carried out the ECAM actions and notified air traffic control (ATC) before continuing to destination without further incident. There was no emergency declared.
Following the occurrence, a general visual inspection of the aircraft was conducted, hail damage was observed on the radome and on both the left-hand and right-hand horizontal stabilizer leading edge.

» TSB A23O0086


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Distance from Kelowna Airport, BC to Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON as the crow flies is 3043 km (1902 miles).

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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