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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234195
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Time:09:48 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B77W model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-333ER
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-FJZS
C/n / msn: 62400/1388
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 359
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ) -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Destination airport:Halifax-Stanfield International Airport, NS (YHZ/CYHZ)
An Embraer ERJ-190 (C-FMZW), operated by Air Canada as flight AC1037, was conducting a takeoff under visual departure procedures from runway 06L at Toronto-Pearson International Airport, Canada. After the ERJ-190 began its takeoff roll, a Boeing 777-333ER (C-FJZS), operated by Air Canada as flight AC606, was instructed to position and hold onto runway 06L. While the ERJ-190 was on the take-off roll, the Tower controller issued a takeoff clearance to the B777. Moments later, the ERJ-190 had a bird strike at approximately 135 knots. The ERJ-190 flight crew initiated a high-speed abort and made a radio call on the tower frequency that they were aborting the takeoff.
As the ERJ-190 flight crew made their radio call, the B777 flight crew read back the takeoff clearance on the same frequency and commenced its takeoff roll. Shortly afterwards the B777 flight crew observed that the ERJ-190 was still on the runway and aborted the takeoff, reaching a maximum speed of about 110 knots. The B777 flight crew made a radio call on the tower frequency that they were also aborting the takeoff. Both aircraft exited the runway. The ERJ-190 returned to the terminal.
The B777 waited on a taxiway for 45 minutes to allow the brakes to cool and then returned to the terminal. There were no injuries. There was no damage to either aircraft.

The ERJ-190 resumed service 7 hours after the incident; the B777 resumed service 5 hours after the incident.


TSB A20O0029


Photo of C-FJZS courtesy

Calgary - International (CYYC / YYC)
15 February 2020; (c) Brandon S

Revision history:

21-Mar-2020 13:27 harro Added
21-Mar-2020 13:27 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source]

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