Friday, February 26, 2021

WestJet halts Boeing 737 Max jet before takeoff after warning light in cockpit

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WestJet briefly grounded a Boeing 737 Max jet that used to be presupposed to fly from Calgary to Toronto on Friday after a caution gentle came on within the cockpit prior to takeoff.

Flight 658 was once boarded and getting ready to take off while a warning gentle got here on.

“After a normal engine start, a regular function of the health monitoring gadget indicated a potential fault that had to be demonstrated and reset,” WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart instructed CBC Information.

“This procedure takes time and requires a subsequent engine run, which we don’t carry out with guests on board so in the pastime of our visitors’ time, we cancelled Flight 658 and its go back 665 (Toronto/Calgary), and we rebooked them on the subsequent to be had flight to verify a timely arrival in Toronto.”

The airline says passengers were boarded onto a 787 jet and flew as planned within the hour. 

Jet in question cleared to fly again

The jet in question has already been cleared and is heading in the right direction for its subsequent flight on Sunday.

The Calgary-based airline’s fleet of THIRTEEN Max jets was grounded for just about years after greater than 300 folks died in high profile crashes of the jets, operated by way of Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesia’s Lion Air in 2018 and 2019.

WestJet grounded its fleet of Max jets like most airlines across the international did until in advance this month, whilst flight government cleared the jets for takeoff once more.

The flight would have been the jet in question’s first flight considering that being licensed to be used once more, and handiest the third Max flight at WestJet total on account that reintroduction this week.

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