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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227284
Last updated: 9 September 2021
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Time:14:37 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-211
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FFWN
MSN: 159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 111
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:158 nm north west of CYVR -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Destination airport:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
An Airbus A320-200 aircraft operated by Air Canada, was conducting flight AC538 from Vancouver Intl (CYVR), BC to Anchorage/Ted Stevens Intl (PANC), AK with 5 crew members and 106 passengers on board. During cruise flight at FL360 approximately 158 nm north west of CYVR, the flight crew received an ENG 2 FAIL ECAM message. The flight crew completed the associated checklist, secured the engine (CFM56-5A1), declared a MAYDAY, and requested a
return to CYVR where the aircraft landed without further incident. The operator's maintenance found metal contamination in the fuel pump, Hydro Mechanical Unit (HMU), fuel-oil heat exchanger, fuel flow transmitter, and servo fuel heater. The engine was changed, and the aircraft was returned to service on June 28, 2019.




Photo of C-FFWN courtesy

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

Revision history:

17-Jul-2019 16:40 harro Added

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