Air Canada flight makes emergency landing
An Air Canada flight from Tokyo made an emergency landing in the West Coast Canadian city of Vancouver after an engine failure.india Updated: Dec 04, 2006 06:34 IST
An Air Canada flight from Tokyo made an emergency landing in the West Coast Canadian city of Vancouver on Sunday after an engine failure, the company said.
The airplane, which was Vancouver-bound, landed safely and none of the 170 passengers aboard the Airbus A-340 were injured, said Air Canada spokesman John Reber said.
"Following the shutdown of one the four engines, which does not endanger the operation or safety of the aircraft, standard procedure where followed and, as was expected, the plane landed without incident," Reber said.
It is the second emergency landing by an Airbus A-340 at the Vancouver airport in four days.
A Philippine Airlines jetliner with 236 people on board made a safe emergency landing on Wednesday after encountering flap problems just after takeoff from the Canadian airport.