Runway excursion Incident Boeing 767-375ER C-FTCA,
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Date:Monday 4 March 2019
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 767-375ER
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FTCA
MSN: 24307/259
Year of manufacture:1989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 219
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Halifax-Stanfield International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Destination airport:Halifax-Stanfield International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Boeing 767-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight AC614 from Toronto/Lester B. Person Intl (CYYZ), ON to Halifax/Stanfield Intl (CYHZ), NS with 8 crew members and 211 passengers on board.
The aircraft landed within the first third of runway 23 at an airspeed of about 140 knots. After touchdown, the crew used full reverse and auto-braking on the first portion of the runway as they had understood from communications with air traffic control that it was the end portion of the runway that was slippery. As the aircraft slowed and the crew reduced reverse thrust, the braking action was noted to become nil. When the aircraft slowed through about 15 knots, the aircraft began to slide. The captain attempted asymmetrical reverse thrust to correct weathervaning due to a loss of steering authority. The crosswind pushed the aircraft sideways, causing the nose wheel to roll into the snow off the right edge of the runway. This caused the forward motion of the aircraft to be translated into a slow sideways drift and clockwise rotation on the icy runway. Pushed by the crosswind, the aircraft rotated 180°, coming to rest facing the opposite direction, with all the wheels on the paved portion of the runway. At 1831, the crew called the Halifax tower controller to report that the aircraft was stopped on the runway, facing the wrong way. The crew also asked the controller to not allow any aircraft to land on the runway.

A flight that had landed about eight earlier had reported that the runway was "very, very icy; it's basically a skating rink".

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB
Report number: A19A0012
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

TSB A19A0012

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
6 September 1997 C-FTCA Canadian Airlines International 0 Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK) sub


Photo: TSB

Revision history:

05-Mar-2019 10:49 gerard57 Added
06-Mar-2019 07:17 BarryMack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
06-Mar-2019 12:11 Chieftain Updated [Time, Narrative]
14-Mar-2019 18:42 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
14-Mar-2019 18:42 harro Updated [Location, Source]
09-Oct-2019 17:59 harro Updated [Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
05-Jan-2020 18:32 harro Updated [Cn, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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