Airplane bound for Paris returned safely to Toronto

Washington, June 8 (UNI) Flight AC872 bound for Paris was forced to return to the Toronto airport shortly after takeoff on June 5, where it landed normally, enabling the passengers to board another airplane later that evening, Air Canada said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, media reported that a Boeing 777 operated by Air Canada flying from Toronto to Paris had to return to the Toronto Pearson International Airport after experiencing an engine problem shortly after takeoff.

“Flight AC872 from Toronto to Paris on June 5 returned to Toronto shortly after departure due to an engine issue that was determined to be a compressor stall. The aircraft landed normally, and it was met by first responder vehicles as a precaution before it taxied to the gate on its own,” Air Canada said in a statement via X.

All 389 passengers and 13 crew members were accommodated in another flight later on Wednesday, the statement added.

Air Canada explained that the flames seen in videos circulating online were not coming from one of the aircraft’s engines but rather from the disruption of the airflow, which in turn could have caused the fuel to ignite.

“Our pilots are highly skilled professionals well trained to safely manage such incidents and in this case was quickly stabilized as per our standard procedures,” the statement said.

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