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Air transportation safety investigation A19A0012

The TSB has completed this investigation. The report was published on 9 October 2019.

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Loss of control during rollout

Air Canada
Boeing 767-375, C-FTCA
Halifax/Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia

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The occurrence

On , a Boeing 767-300 series aircraft operated by Air Canada was conducting a flight from Toronto’s Lester B. Person International Airport, Ontario, to Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia. After landing, the wind pushed the aircraft as it was travelling over a slippery section of the runway, causing the nose wheel to enter a snow ridge on the edge of the runway. The 8 crew and 211 passengers were taken to the terminal by bus and the aircraft was towed to the apron for retrieval of luggage. There was no damage to the aircraft, and no injuries reported by the passengers or crew.

Media materials

News release


Investigation report: March 2019 loss of control during rollout at Halifax/Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia
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Deployment notice


TSB deploys a team of investigators to a landing incident at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 4 March 2019 - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia, following a landing incident involving an Air Canada Boeing 767. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

Investigation information

Map showing the location of the occurrence


Photo of Bruce Mullen

Bruce Mullen joined the TSB in May of 2010 with over 27 years and 8000 hours of flight experience in various types of aircraft. Prior to joining the TSB, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for almost 25 years; 9 of which were spent in Alberta as an RCMP investigator/Peace Officer.

Mr. Mullen also spent several years with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as a research scientist and co – authored several Fisheries Research Publications.


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Class of investigation

This is a class 4 investigation. These investigations are limited in scope, and while the final reports may contain limited analysis, they do not contain findings or recommendations. Class 4 investigations are generally completed within 220 days. For more information, see the Policy on Occurrence Classification.

TSB investigation process

There are 3 phases to a TSB investigation

  1. Field phase: a team of investigators examines the occurrence site and wreckage, interviews witnesses and collects pertinent information.
  2. Examination and analysis phase: the TSB reviews pertinent records, tests components of the wreckage in the lab, determines the sequence of events and identifies safety deficiencies. When safety deficiencies are suspected or confirmed, the TSB advises the appropriate authority without waiting until publication of the final report.
  3. Report phase: a confidential draft report is approved by the Board and sent to persons and corporations who are directly concerned by the report. They then have the opportunity to dispute or correct information they believe to be incorrect. The Board considers all representations before approving the final report, which is subsequently released to the public.

For more information, see our Investigation process page.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.