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Air Canada flight does emergency landing in Madrid
An Air Canada plane that was circling Spain’s capital airport, Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas, in Madrid. The plane suffered a tremendous engine failure shortly after take off. It landed without any incidents at 7:15 pm local time yesterday night.
The Boeing 767-300 — which carried 128 passengers — experienced problems shortly after takeoff on Monday afternoon, Air Canada said in a statement.
The Canadian plane was circling around Madrid to burn up fuel for almost 4 hours after take off. They said one of the aircraft’s 10 tires ruptured on takeoff, prompting an emergency landing.
The Canadian plane carrier said “The aircraft, a Boeing 767-300, is designed to operate on one engine and our pilots are fully trained for this eventuality. Nonetheless, an emergency was declared in order to obtain landing priority.”
Drone sightings caused the airport to briefly shut down, but the airport reopened after the drones disappeared.
A spokesperson from Air Canada told Global News in a statement that Flight AC837 was returning from Madrid to Toronto with 128 passengers on board when it experienced an engine issue shortly after leaving the ground.
They said one of the aircraft’s 10 tires ruptured on takeoff, prompting an emergencyAaron Cooper was on travelling back home to Edmonton after spending a week in Spain to watch his fiancee’s PhD dissertation. He said he felt the initial bang following take-off.
“At takeoff, I heard a huge bang right under my seat … I could see there were some flames coming from the engine and smoke,” Cooper said. Emergency services in Madrid they were coordinating with the airport and that troops were deployed in the surrounding area was a precaution