6 Jan APU fire, evacuation after two Boeing 737-800 involved in ground contact at Toronto Airport, Canada
|Date:||Friday 5 January 2018|
Boeing 737-8CT (WL)
|C/n / msn:||60127/5188|
|First flight:||2014-11-20 (3 years 2 months)|
|Engines:||2 CFMI CFM56-7B27E|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 168|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 174|
|Location:||Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ) ( Canada)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico|
|Destination airport:||Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada|
Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft were involved in a collision on the ground at Toronto-Pearson International Airport, Canada.
WestJet flight WS2425, a Boeing 737-800 registered C-FDMB, landed on runway 24R at 17:39 hours local time following a flight from Cancún, Mexico.
Preliminary reports suggest the aircraft was stationary on the taxiway near the gate when another Boeing 737-800 was being pushed back from gate A14 (Terminal 3). This aircraft (C-FPRP, operated by Sunwing Airlines) had arrived from Cancún Airport as flight WG272 and had parked at gate A14 at 16:38 hours.
During pushback the APU of C-FPRP impacted the wing tip of the WestJet aircraft. A fire broke out in the APU and the wingtip of WS2425 became engulfed in flames. The WestJet aircraft was subsequently evacuacted on the taxiway.
The APU fire was quickly contained.