2014-10-07 Air Canada Airbus A330 temporary runway excursion at Montreal


2014-10-07 Air Canada Airbus A330 temporary runway excursion at Montreal


The Airbus A330 expereicned directional control problems on landing and temporarily departed the paved runway surface on landing.

After an apparent normal touchdown on runway 24R at E. Trudeau International Airport, Montreal, Canada, the aircraft eventually veered off to the left side until its left maingear tyres ran over soft ground for about 150 meters.

The pilots managed to steer back onto the runway where the aircraft came to a safe stop.

No one inside the aircraft was harmed. It is reported the aircraft lost one wheel on the left maingear before it came to rest on the runway. A number of runway edge lights also took damage.

The aircraft was able to taxi off the runway and proceeded to its parking stand under own power.

Local weather at the time consisted of calm winds but in light rain and minor thunderstorm activity.

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Canadian Transportation Safety Board officials launched an investigation into the occurence.


Date: 2014-10-07 Time: 12:35:00
Location: CYUL YUL Montreal E. Trudeau Intl Airport (Dorval)
Country: Canada
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: AC 875
From: EDDF/FRA: Frankfurt To: CYUL/YUL: Montreal Trudeau Intl Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: Air Canada

Type: Airbus A330-300
Registration: C-GFAF
Age a/c: 15,3 years
Constr. No.: 277


Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 37th safety occurence for the operator
  • 139th safety occurence of type (A330)
  • 14th safety occurence at airport
  • 6th safety occurence for aircraft in question (5 minor events)
Air Canada

Image & Information Sources

C-GFAF, © C. Wolf | JACDEC.de


AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions