Madrid Airport is preparing for an emergency landing of a passenger aircraft Boeing 767 airline Air Canada, which during takeoff broke the chassis, parts of which fell into one of the engines. It is reported by Magnews with reference to El Pais.
Flight AC837, which was heading to Toronto, departed from the airport in the Spanish capital at about 2.30 p.m. There are 128 passengers on board.
According to the preliminary version, during takeoff, the plane received serious damage to the landing gear, the wreckage of which fell into the left engine.
After that, the pilot decided to interrupt the route and inform the dispatcher about the need for an emergency landing.
To make a landing, the aircraft needs to generate fuel. That is why now the car flies in circles over the territory of the municipality of Tarancon, about 90 kilometers from Madrid, at an altitude of just over 2000 meters.
The plane was escorted by the Spanish Air Force F-18 fighter, which also assessed aircraft damage.
The pilot notified the ground services that he expects to make an emergency landing at Barajas airport at 19.30 local time.
It is reported that 11 fire brigades and nine units of civil protection services were deployed at the airport. Friends and relatives of passengers aboard the aircraft also arrived at the airport.
According to one of the passengers on board, the crew reported that the plane had lost the wheel and made an emergency landing.
At the moment, the plane is circling over Madrid to generate fuel.
Recall that on Monday the airport of Madrid interrupted for several hours due to drones seen in the area of the runway.