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WATCH VISUALS | Air Canada Boeing flight experiences terrifying ordeal as aircraft catches fire mid-air

Viral video footage showed a flash from the right engine, followed by a small explosion that ignited the tail of the plane

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- June 08th 2024 01:34 PM
WATCH VISUALS | Air Canada Boeing flight experiences terrifying ordeal as aircraft catches fire mid-air

WATCH VISUALS | Air Canada Boeing flight experiences terrifying ordeal as aircraft catches fire mid-air

Air Canada Boeing flight catches fire | An Air Canada Boeing Flight AC872 experienced a fire mid-air before taking off from Toronto Pearson Airport. The alarming incident occurred on the evening of June 5, involving a Paris-bound aircraft in a terrifying situation that could have ended disastrously.

The incident took place thirty minutes into the flight as the plane ascended from the runway. 


According to reports, the plane departed from its gate at 8:46 pm but had to return, landing back at Toronto Pearson Airport at 9:50 pm.

Viral video footage showed a flash from the right engine, followed by a small explosion that ignited the tail of the plane. 

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However, none of the 400 passengers or crew members were injured. The aircrew successfully landed the plane safely, preventing a potential disaster.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft involved in this incident has been part of Air Canada’s fleet since March 2008, with 19 of these planes currently in active service.

Renowned for its sturdy design, the Boeing 777-300ER has been reliable for Air Canada over the years. However, this recent event has raised concerns about the maintenance and inspection procedures for these aircraft.


- With inputs from agencies

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