Air Canada Rouge A321 Makes Emergency Landing in Toronto

Air Canada Rouge A321 Makes Emergency Landing in Toronto
Photo Credit: Air Canada Rouge.

On May 18, an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321 from Miami made an emergency landing into it’s destination of Toronto.

More information has been released pertinent to this incident.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Air Canada Rouge Flight AC1645 – Miami to Toronto…

Air Canada Rouge A321 Makes Emergency Landing in Toronto
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Air Canada Rouge A321 Makes Emergency Landing in Toronto
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Air Canada Rouge flight AC1645, which made an emergency landing, is a routine scheduled flight between Miami and Toronto.

Furthermore, C-GYGU is the aircraft that was involved in the incident and subsequent sequence of events that followed.

As per, C-GYGU is a 11.5 year old Airbus A321ceo that originally started out life with EVA Air in December 2012.

In March 2023, Air Canada Rouge took delivery of the aircraft.

Of the A321ceo variant, the airline has 17 of them in their fleet.

Furthermore, of that 17, all of them are in active service and host an average fleet age of 9.3 years.

Air Canada Rouge flight AC1645 departed Miami at 1244 local time on May 18 and proceeded northbound to Toronto.

As per The Aviation Herald, the aircraft experienced some issues over Pittsburgh.

The crew heard an abnormal noise, which was followed by vibrations and then an odour in the flight deck.

After trying to troubleshoot the issue, the crew declared a “PAN PAN” emergency and continued to Toronto from Miami.

Furthermore, AC1645 landed safely into YYZ without further incident at 1611 local time.

It was found that the avionics blower fan became defective in-flight, resulting in a component replacement.

Aircraft Grounded for 24 Hours…

Gilbert Hechema (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

Data from RadarBox shows that the Air Canada Rouge from Miami was grounded in Toronto for 24 hours following the emergency landing.

It re-entered commercial service on May 19, operating flights to Tampa and Saskatoon in that time.

Furthermore, the aircraft has been performing normally without any of the same faults again.

Overall, all eyes will be on whether this remains consistent still in the days ahead.

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