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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222979
Last updated: 18 March 2021
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Time:10:02 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8FN (WL)
Owner/operator:Sunwing Airlines
Registration: C-GKVL
C/n / msn: 37076/3147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 113
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Toronto-Lester B. Pearson Intl Airport, ON (CYYZ) -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Destination airport:Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA/TNCA)
A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Sunwing Airlines, was conducting flight WG706 from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ), ON to Aruba/Reina Beatrix Intl (TNCA), Aruba with 6 crew members and 107 passengers on board. Shortly after the departure behind an Airbus A320 (D-AICA, operating Air Transat TS3824) off runway 23 at CYYZ, with a visual separation of approximately 2-3 miles, the aircraft encountered wake turbulence through 2000 feet ASL. An uncommanded roll to the right was halted with full aileron deflection, but only enough to maintain a bank angle of approximately 25° that lasted approximately 4 seconds. 6 seconds after returning to wings level, a second event of uncommanded roll took place, this time to the left; however this roll was controllable with aileron input and lasted approximately 2 seconds. The flight continued to TNCA without further incident.



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Litium battery thermal event.


Photo of C-GKVL courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
5 May 2018; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

14-Mar-2019 18:48 harro Added

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