Accident Boeing 737-76N (WL) C-FZWS, Tuesday 28 January 2020
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Date:Tuesday 28 January 2020
Time:17:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-76N (WL)
Registration: C-FZWS
MSN: 32731/1044
Year of manufacture:2001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR) -   Canada
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Toronto-Pearson International Airport, ON (YYZ/CYYZ)
Destination airport:Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
WestJet flight WJA141, a Boeing 737-600 (C-GWJU) and WestJet flight WJA717, a Boeing 737-700 (C-FZWS) were involved in a ground contact accident at Vancouver International Airport, BC (YVR/CYVR).

WJA141 stopped short of the lead-in line for gate B15, with engines running, awaiting ground crew to marshal the aircraft to the gate. Meanwhile, WJA717 was taxing eastbound on the apron towards the lead-in line for gate B13. The left winglet of C-FZWS contacted the right-hand horizontal stabilizer of C-GWJU. There were no injuries. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage.


TSB A20P0011

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 February 2009 C-FZWS WestJet Airlines 0 near Santo Domingo non

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11-Jun-2023 16:20 harro Updated

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