Mechanical Malfunction on Winnipeg Air Canada Flight

By Sarah Klein

Air Canada

Another Air Canada flight had a close call on its way into Winnipeg on April 1. AC-298 from Vancouver to Winnipeg with 98 people on board, was on approach, when the flaps failed to extend. The crew declared PAN and received vectors to hold for troubleshooting. The crew subsequently performed a flapless landing and stopped on the runway to have the brakes inspected, which were reported smoking during the rollout, and then taxied to the apron on own power.

The Canadian TSB reported that maintenance inspected the flaps system and released the airplane back to service.

Last month another Air Canada flight averted an emergency while approaching Winnipeg.