Air Canada Boeing 737 Max ferry flight diverts after engine issue

A Montreal-bound Air Canada Boeing 737 Max ferry flight diverted in Arizona earlier this week attributable to an engine issue, the airline mentioned Friday.

Pilots on Air Canada Flight 2358 obtained an engine alert shortly after takeoff from Marana, Arizona on Tuesday, the airline mentioned. The service had been storing 737 Max jets there after the planes had been grounded worldwide in March 2019 after two lethal crashes.

"As part of normal operating procedures in such situations, decided to shut down one engine" and diverted to Tucson, Air Canada mentioned. The flight was carrying three crew members and no passengers. The airplane stays in Tucson.

Boeing declined to remark and referred inquiries to the airline.

Belgian aviation website Aviation24.be mentioned the airplane had a "hydraulic low pressure indication." Air Canada didn't instantly reply to additional request for remark.

U.S. authorities lifted the ban on the planes final month after Boeing made modifications to software program that was implicated in each crashes, and addressed different considerations. Canadian officers final week authorized design modifications to the planes.

primarily based on website supplies www.cnbc.com

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