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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233484
Last updated: 4 March 2020
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Date:01-MAR-2020
Time:08:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRJ9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bombardier CRJ-900 (CL-600-2D24) Regional Jet
Owner/operator:Jazz Aviation (Air Canada Express)
Registration: C-FNJZ
C/n / msn: 15046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO), San Francisco, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO)
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Narrative:
A Jazz Aviation Canadair CRJ-900 (CL-600-2D24) Regional Jet, operating as Flight JZA8839 for Air Canada Express to Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) in British Columbia, made a successful emergency return to land at the point of departure at San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO) following an inflight onboard smoke alert shortly after takeoff.
The airplane was evacuated on the runway with a minor injury reported among the seventy-four onboard.
A replacement aircraft and crew were used to complete the flight to Vancouver.

Sources:

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/03/01/air-canada-flight-to-yvr-evacuated-in-san-francisco-sunday/
https://www.ktvu.com/news/reported-smoke-on-air-canada-express-jet-forces-aircraft-to-return-to-sfo
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/san-francisco/plane-makes-emergency-landing-evacuation-at-sfo/2245410/
http://avherald.com/h?article=4d3fcc4b&opt=1
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JZA8839/history/20200301/1630Z/KSFO/KSFO


Images:

Photo of C-FNJZ courtesy AirHistory.net


Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
10 June 2012; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2020 03:25 Geno Added
04-Mar-2020 10:45 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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