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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15729
Last updated: 7 October 2019
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Date:11-MAR-2008
Time:19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-343X
Owner/operator:Air Canada
Registration: C-GHKX
C/n / msn: 412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 238
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Calgary Intl, AB (YYC) -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:YYC
Destination airport:LHR
Narrative:
The Air Canada A330-300, flight number 850, departed Calgary, Alberta destined for the London Heathrow Airport. During the take-off roll the aircraft blew a tire on the right main landing gear. The aircraft was significantly over the maximum allowable landing weight therefore instead of returning to Calgary, the aircraft diverted to Toronto/LBPIA in order to burn fuel and reduce the landing weight of the aircraft. The aircraft landed safely at Toronto/LPIA with ARFF services standing by. While the aircraft was being taxied to the gate another tire on the right main landing gear deflated, and the aircraft was shut down while the tire was replaced. There was minor damage to the flap and no injuries as a result of the blown tire.

Sources:

CADORS
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/03/12/plane-diverted.html?ref=rss]


Images:

Photo of C-GHKX courtesy AirHistory.net


Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
19 February 2012; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2008 07:18 makuribu Added
13-Mar-2008 23:24 relax630 Updated
14-Mar-2008 07:29 harro Updated

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