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Topic: Air Canada Emergency Landing At YYZ
Username: Amritpal
Posted 2009-04-16 05:15:16 and read 7491 times.

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Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Pearson
Thursday April 16, 2009 Staff
An Air Canada flight from Brazil had to make an emergency landing early Thursday at Pearson International Airport.

The pilot of the Boeing 767 had notified Toronto's air traffic control the plane was having mechanical problems and fire crews and ambulances were called in.

The aircraft landed safely at 4:30am, with no injuries among the 129 on board.

The flight originated in Sao Paulo.

And overnight, another Air Canada plane out of Montreal was forced to make an emergency landing. It was forced to turn around shortly after takeoff because of mechanical trouble.

It landed safely and passengers were put on another flight.

Topic: RE: Air Canada Emergency Landing At YYZ
Username: Amritpal
Posted 2009-04-16 06:04:22 and read 7372 times.

CTV Toronto reports:

Air Canada flight makes emergency landing in T.O.
Updated: Thu Apr. 16 2009 7:40:06 AM

An Air Canada 767 flight made an emergency landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Thursday after the pilot was alerted to a mechanical problem.

The plane, which left Toronto for Buenos Aires late Wednesday, landed back at Pearson at about 4:15 a.m. Thursday.

Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said there were 129 people on board.

Fitzpatrick told Thursday that the pilot reported an issue with the automatic pilot system.

"As a precaution, they decided to return to get that checked out," Fitzpatrick said.

He said it is "standard operating procedure" and that the aircraft landed normally without incident.

"Aircraft have so many redundant systems that it's really quite safe," Fitzpatrick said.

Scott Armstrong, a spokesperson for Greater Toronto Airports Authority, said three fire trucks were standing by on the ground as a precaution.

"The passengers were taken to Terminal 1 and they're waiting to go out on a flight later this morning," Armstrong told on Thursday.

He said mechanical issues with aircraft do pop up occasionally and that it's not something travellers should be too concerned about.

Fitzpatrick said there were 129 people on board.

Topic: RE: Air Canada Emergency Landing At YYZ
Username: Bakersdozen
Posted 2009-04-17 07:25:48 and read 6773 times.

Hey Amritpal you can check out this website for news of emergency landings rather than reading news articles from the over-sensationalized media. They happen all the time and at least with the AVHerald they make an effort to post correct facts. This return was a problem with the Autopilot and they returned to YYZ to get it fixed.. it was an overweight landing which is why it was an "emergency."

It's a great site, enjoy,

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