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Air Canada Airbus A330 Pc Issues Prompts Diversion

An A330-300 operated by Air Canada flying from Geneva is pressured to divert to Lyon as a consequence of laptop issues.

On January eighth, an Air Canada Airbus A330-300 scheduled to fly from Geneva (Switzerland) to Montreal (Canada) was pressured to divert because of difficulties in dealing with the plane. The flight crew knowledgeable passengers onboard that their diversion was a results of laptop issues.

Incident particulars

The Airbus A330-300 registered C-GHLM departed Geneva on January eighth at 13:44 native time. The plane, performing Air Canada flight AC885 to Montreal, was performing its climb to cruising altitude however, as reported by The Aviation Herald, had been encountering difficulties dealing with the plane.


Consequently, the crew made the choice to cease its climb at FL220 and divert to Lyon. We are able to see from monitoring knowledge that the plane spent about 45 minutes at FL220, flying in a reasonably irregular sample, declaring PAN PAN within the course of. The plane was in a position to contact down at Lyon’s runway 17R at 15:00 native time – roughly 75 minutes after it had initially departed from Geneva.

Swiss media outlet ’24’ quotes a Skyguide air visitors management service as stating “The pilot had problem managing the plane after take-off. He made the choice to land for security causes.” Days later, on January twelfth, Canada’s Transportation Security Board (TSB) reported that the crew seen navigation errors, and had been unable to fly deliberate waypoints, dropping all navigation shortly after. A supply reporting to The Aviation Herald later disclosed {that a} “drain grasp heater had failed.”

Flight Path A330


Resetting the system and returning to Canada

Upon touchdown at Lyon, upkeep crews carried out an entire reset of the plane’s inertial reference system. With this repair, the plane departed Lyon for Toronto on January ninth at 15:23 native time. Working as flight AC7073, this departure occurred somewhat over 24 hours after the A330 landed at Lyon.

So how did affected passengers make it dwelling? Reaching out to Air Canada, a spokesperson tells Easy Flying:

“Our prospects had been offered resorts for the night time in Lyon and transported dwelling the subsequent day on a unique plane, which was despatched to Lyon to deliver them dwelling.”

As for the destiny of the incident plane, C-GHLM departed for Paris Charles de Gaulle as flight AC872 some 5 hours after safely touchdown in Toronto.

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Airbus A330 Air Canada

About C-GHLM

The Airbus A330-300 registered C-GHLM arrived at Air Canada in August of 2001. With MSN 419, the plane is now roughly 21-and-a-half years of age.

Over these 21-plus years of service, AeroInside notes an unlucky listing of incidents going down over the course of its ‘profession.’ These embody the next:

  • October 2013: Runway raid at Calgary Worldwide Airport.
  • January 2017: Lack of cabin strain whereas flying from Montreal to Vancouver.
  • March 2018: Rejected take-off at Zurich as a consequence of engine stall.
  • October 2018: Throughout a flight from Montreal to Rome, strain for the crew oxygen was lowering as air may very well be heard escaping.
  • February 2019: A number of glitches near Montreal whereas flying from Toronto to Zurich.

What do you consider this newest incident involving C-GHLM? Tell us by leaving a remark.

Sources: Planespotters.web,, Aviation Herald, 24, AeroInside

  • Air Canada Airbus A320-211 C-GQCA

    Air Canada

    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline Kind:
    Full Service Provider

    Calgary Worldwide Airport, Montreal–Trudeau Worldwide Airport, Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport, Vancouver Worldwide Airport

    12 months Based:

    Star Alliance

    Michael Rousseau


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