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Last updated: 11 November 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 10 May 2019
Time:01:30
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
Registration: C-FJXZ
C/n / msn: 264
First flight: 1991-03-12 (28 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 57
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ) (   Canada)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada
Destination airport:Sudbury Airport, ON (YSB/CYSB), Canada
Flightnumber:AC8615
Narrative:
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.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: A19O0063

Classification:
Ground collision
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» TSB A19O0063


Photos

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
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON to Sudbury Airport, ON as the crow flies is 338 km (211 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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