An Air Canada Boeing 737-8 Max has an engine problem

Photo from file: A Canadian Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, February 5, 2019. (Reuters) / Ben Nilms

(Reuters) – The Canadian airline said in an email that an Air Canada Boeing 737-8 Max was en route between Arizona and Montreal, with a three-member crew on board, who had suffered from an engine problem that forced the crew to divert the plane to Tucson, Arizona. Friday statement.

A spokesperson for Air Canada said shortly after takeoff, the pilots received a “engine signal” and “decided to shut down one engine.”

The plane then diverted to Tucson, where it naturally landed and stayed. The accident happened on December 22nd.

The crew received a low hydraulic pressure signal for the left engine and declared a state of emergency PAN PAN before converting the flight, Belgian aviation news site Here mentioned.

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

The United States last month lifted a 20-month flight ban on the 737 MAX, with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration outlining program, system, and training upgrades that Boeing and airlines must complete before transporting passengers.

Reported by Aishwarya Nair, Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Radhika Anilkumar; Edited by Sandra Mahler

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