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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 30 October 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-338ER (WL)
Operator:WestJet
Registration: C-FOGT
C/n / msn: 25246/387
First flight: 1991-08-12 (26 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B6
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 255
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 264
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Toronto - London (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:London-Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK), United Kingdom
Flightnumber:WS3
Narrative:
A Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by WestJet, was conducting flight WS3 from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, Canada to London-Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, with 9 crew members and 255 passengers on board. During cruise flight, the flight crew noticed that the number 2 engine (General Electric CF6-80C2B6) fuel burn and total fuel used indications were higher than planned.
Through consultation with the operator’s maintenance and operational control departments and in the absence of any engine vibration or associated status messages, the decision was made to continue the flight to destination with supporting fuel calculations.
After the arrival in Gatwick at 08:59 UTC, the operator’s maintenance carried out a visual inspection of the engine and found damage to the Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) blades. There were also damage to the underside of the right wing, flaps, ailerons, as well as the right aft section of the fuselage and the right horizontal stabilizer.
Initial repairs and the number 2 engine replacement were made in Gatwick and the aircraft was ferried back to Toronto on November 8.

Classification:
Uncontained engine failure

Sources:
» TSB A17F0308


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Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to London-Gatwick Airport as the crow flies is 5699 km (3562 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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