Air Canada 777 To Toronto Turned Back to Vancouver: Too Cold

Air Canada 777 To Toronto Turned Back to Vancouver: Too Cold
Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

It has emerged that an Air Canada Boeing 777 inbound to Toronto turned back to Vancouver due to the cabin being too cold onboard.

Air Canada 777 To Toronto Turned Back to Vancouver: Too Cold…


Air Canada 777 To Toronto Turned Back to Vancouver: Too Cold
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Air Canada flight AC104 is a routine scheduled flight between Vancouver and Toronto, with the affected rotation being operated by C-FIVX.

As per data from Planespotters.net, C-FIVX is a 10.4 year old Boeing 777-300ER which was delivered to the airline back in August 2013.

Of the Boeing 777-300ER variant, the Canadian carrier has 19 of them, of which 17 are in active service and two are parked, hosting an average fleet age of 13.5 years.

Air Canada flight AC104 departed Vancouver at 0943 local time on December 12 and proceeded eastbound in the direction of Toronto.

Upon reaching the Lethbridge area, the crew performed a u-turn back to it’s origin field, where it landed safely after over two hours of flight.

As per Vancouver Sun, it is understood that the cause of this diversion was due to an issue with the heater systems in the flight deck.

This manages aspects such as conditioned air in the cabin, especially at high altitudes where outside pressure and oxygen levels are lower.

The crew onboard the Air Canada Boeing 777 to Toronto did not declare an emergency as a result of this, but was serious enough to prompt a return back to Vancouver.

C-FIVX was grounded for the rest of the day and then returned to service the next day, operating a flight to Montreal.

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