Smoke forces Air Canada flight to land in Sydney - Macleans.ca

Smoke forces Air Canada flight to land in Sydney

Pilot dumps fuel above Sydney suburbs, lands safely

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An Air Canada plane landed safely in Sydney, Australia after smoke was detected coming from an oven in the galley. The captain of Air Canada flight number AC34 decided to circle back to the airport after taking off in Sydney. Although the captain did not declare an emergency, the plane dumped fuel above the suburbs of the Australian city so that the plane would be light enough to make a landing. The plane was scheduled to fly from Sydney to Vancouver before heading to Toronto. There were 264 passengers on board, including four infants, according to Air Canada. The plane landed safely just after noon local time, before taking off again at 1:50 p.m.

Herald Sun

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