Incident Boeing 737-7CT (WL) C-FKIW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348640
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Date:Thursday 23 November 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-7CT (WL)
Owner/operator:Westjet Airlines
Registration: C-FKIW
MSN: 37955/3616
Year of manufacture:2011
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 124
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Abbotsford Airport, BC (YXX/CYXX) -   Canada
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Abbotsford Airport, BC (YXX/CYXX)
Destination airport:Calgary International Airport, AB (YYC/CYYC)
Investigating agency: TSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
WestJet Airlines flight WJA456, a Boeing 737-700 sustained minor damage when being struck by a de-icing bucket at Abbotsford Airport (CYXX), BC,
The aircraft was parked with the doors closed and was set for departure. The aircraft was being sprayed to remove frost prior to departing. The de-ice truck had completed spraying on the left side of the aircraft and was moving to spray the right horizontal stabilizer.
When the truck drove in toward the aircraft, aft of the right wing, the de-icing bucket struck and punctured the right winglet. The vehicle came to a halt. The operator in the de-icing bucket received minor injuries.
WestJet maintenance replaced the right winglet and the aircraft was returned to service.


TSB A23P0142

Revision history:

06-Dec-2023 09:44 harro Added
06-Dec-2023 12:26 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location]

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