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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:Monday 15 May 2000
Time:21:46 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-114
Operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FYJE
C/n / msn: 656
First flight: 1997-02-13 (3 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 94
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100
Aircraft damage: Minor
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Goderich, ON (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Flightnumber:AC691
Narrative:
The Airbus A-319-114 was en-route from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, Ontario, Canada to San Francisco, California, USA. The left overwing emergency slide inadvertently deployed in flight at FL350. The flight crew reported noticing some light chops followed by vibration which lasted 10 to 15 minutes. The slide separated from the aircraft and was retrieved from a tree near Lake Huron in the vicinity of Goderich, Ontario.
The aircraft landed in San Francisco where the slide container was removed. The aircraft sustained damage to the wing to body fairing and to the trailing edge of the inboard flap. The slide was replaced and temporary repairs were made in order to return the aircraft to Toronto where permanent repairs were performed.

Classification:

Sources:
» TSB A00F0024


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Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to San Francisco International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3602 km (2251 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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