Los Angeles, December 25 According to U.S. media reports, Air Canada confirmed on the 25th that a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane recently made an emergency landing after being forced to return due to engine failure on its way from Arizona to Montreal, Canada. .
The report quoted Air Canada’s email statement that shortly after the plane took off from a parking and storage facility in Marana, northwest of Tucson, Arizona, on the 22nd, the pilot received warning of low hydraulic pressure on the left engine.
The pilot therefore decided to “turn off an engine” and “steer to Tucson and land normally”.
The statement pointed out that modern aircraft designs have enabled them to fly on a single engine, and Air Canada’s pilots have also received such training.
It is reported that the Boeing passenger plane that broke down this time has been parked near the town of Marana since February this year. The plane was on a test flight at that time, with only three crew members on board.
Air Canada currently has a total of 15 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. It is not clear whether the accident will have an impact on the 737 MAX passenger plane’s return plan. The Canadian Transport Safety Commission has said that it will investigate this.
The Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane suffered two major air crashes in October 2018 and March 2019, killing a total of 346 people. Subsequently, many countries and regions around the world grounded or banned the flight of 737 MAX series passenger aircraft.
Because the town of Marana is located in the dry desert of Arizona, which is conducive to aircraft maintenance, some 737 MAX passenger planes were diverted by their airlines to the aircraft storage facilities near the town of Marana for preservation after being grounded.
After 20 months of grounding due to the above-mentioned air crash, the FAA just lifted the grounding order for Boeing 737 MAX last month.