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Boeing 737-8 Max: An Air Canada plane shuts down an engine and turns on after a mechanical problem | US News

Air Canada Boeing The airline said the 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 plane to Tucson, Arizona.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilots received an “engine signal” and “decided to turn off one engine”, Canada The spokesman said on Friday.

The plane then diverted to Tucson, where it naturally landed and stayed.

The accident happened on December 22nd.

The crew received the left engine’s low hydraulic pressure signal and declared a Pan-Pan emergency before diverting the flight, Belgian aviation news site Flying 24.be reported.

“The modern aircraft are designed to operate with a single engine, and our crews are training for such operations,” the Air Canada statement said.

Boeing and operators are bracing for intense scrutiny as the 737 Max returns from a 20-month safety base, but safety experts say such vulnerabilities are common and usually go unnoticed.

United State Established Max in March 2019 After two aircraft crashed due to faulty sensors and a design defect that repeatedly pushed the nose down.

In the first crash, at least 189 people on board died Lion Air JT 610 flight, A Boeing 737 MAX 8, when it crashed shortly after take off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta in October 2018. In March 2019, another Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 It crashed on its way from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. Accident killed 157 people from 35 different countries, Including eight crew members.

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The United States lifted the flight ban on the 737 Max last month, as the Federal Aviation Administration outlined program, system, and training upgrades that Boeing and airlines must complete before transporting passengers.

In response to a Reuters request for comment on the Air Canada flight, a Boeing spokeswoman referred to Air Canada for information on the accident and did not provide any further comment.

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