NTSB Identification: LAX06RA107
Incident occurred Sunday, January 29, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV
Aircraft: Airbus A319, registration:
Injuries: 89 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 29, 2006, at 2355 Pacific standard time an Airbus A319 transport category airplane, Canadian registration C-FYKR, sustained minor damage to its nose tire when it impacted runway edge lights during the takeoff roll on runway 25 at the McCarren International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2 pilots, 3 cabin crew, and 84 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated by Air Canada under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 129 as flight 596 from LAS to Montreal, Canada. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the scheduled international flight.

In accordance with the provisions of Annex 13 of ICAO, the responsibility for investigation of this incident was delegated to the state of registry. The accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada. Further information can be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Head Office
200 Promenade du Portage
Place du Centre
4th Floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 1K8

Telephone: (819) 994-3741
Fax: (819) 997-2239

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