Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Josh Jacobs, Boston resident was on board the flight that was bound for Shanghai when it was compelled to make the emergency landing in Montreal on Saturday. He had told the media that a few minutes following the flight’s take-off, he sensed something was wrong.
The other passengers too, who were on board the flight AC017 mentioned that they had started hearing strange sounds as the plane took off. The airline officials stated that a warning light had appeared in the cockpit of the Boeing 787.
Therefore, they had decided to follow the instruction by shutting down the engine and dumping the fuel.
They had also got in touch with the teams on the ground to let them know that they were confronting with a certain technical complication. The video captured by him showed the plane dumping the fuel from its wings. But then, he said the captain was quick enough to make a declaration to let the passengers know that the move followed a standard emergency protocol.
The Air Canada jet made an emergency landing in Montreal without any incident.
There were 213 passengers on the flight. And, they were made to board another flight bound for Shanghai later during that day. Isabelle Arthur, a spokesperson for Air Canada said that their technical team would follow up with an inspection of the plane’s engine to detect the cause of the incident.