Media Advisory - TSB Releases Report on Air Canada Flight 190 Encounter with
Wake Turbulence

GATINEAU, QC, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its final investigation report (A08W0007) into the January 10, 2008 encounter with wake turbulence involving the Air Canada Airbus A319 operating as flight ACA190.

ACA190 was en route from Victoria, British Columbia, to Toronto, Ontario, with 83 passengers and 5 crew members. At 0648 Pacific standard time, a series of jolts were felt in ACA190, followed by a series of rolls. The crew declared an emergency and diverted the flight to Calgary International Airport, Alberta, where it landed uneventfully at 0728. Several passengers and crew members were injured.

The report can be found on the TSB website at www.bst-tsb.gc.ca.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

SOURCE Transportation Safety Board of Canada

For further information: For further information: Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Media Relations, Telephone: (819) 994-8053


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