Toronto-bound Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in Madrid

Feb 3 2020, 9:14 am

An Air Canada flight bound for Toronto has made an emergency landing in Madrid.

According to Air Canada, flight AC837 experienced an engine issue shortly after taking off from the Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport on Monday.

“A tire also reportedly ruptured on take-off, one of 10 on this model of aircraft,” said Air Canada in a statement.

There were 128 passengers on board, and no reported injuries.

“The aircraft opted to return to Madrid and is currently circling to use up fuel and lighten the aircraft for landing,” Air Canada said.

The company said that the aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, is designed to operate on one engine and added that their pilots are “fully trained for this eventuality.”

“Nonetheless, an emergency was declared in order to obtain landing priority,” they said.

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