Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX suffers engine problem

ARCHIVE PHOTO: An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 Max plane is pictured at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, February 5, 2019. REUTERS / Ben Nelms

(Reuters) – An Air Canada Boeing Co 737-8 Max en route between Arizona and Montreal with three crew members on board suffered an engine problem that forced the crew to divert the aircraft to Tucson, Arizona, the Canadian airline said by email statement on Friday.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilots were given an “engine indication” and “decided to turn off one of them,” said an Air Canada spokesman.

“The aircraft was then diverted to Tucson, where it landed normally and remains.” The incident occurred on December 22.

The crew received a low hydraulic pressure indication from the left engine and declared a PAN PAN emergency before diverting the flight, the Belgian aviation news website reported here.

In response to a request for comment from Reuters, a Boeing spokeswoman referred to Air Canada for information about the incident and did not provide any further comment.

The United States lifted its 737 MAX 20-month flight ban last month, with the United States Federal Aviation Administration describing the details of the software, system and training updates that Boeing and airlines must complete before transporting. passengers.

Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Radhika Anilkumar; Editing by Sandra Maler