An Air Canada flight from Mexico City to Pearson Airport in Mississauga conducts emergency landing

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Published October 15, 2023 at 12:10 pm

(Photo: Air Canada)

Last Friday, an Air Canada flight from Mexico City to Pearson Airport in Mississauga made an emergency landing in Houston.

On Oct. 13, an Air Canada Boeing 737 Max, operating AC990 declared an emergency over Tampico —a city in the southeast area of Mexico.

The three hours and twenty-six minute flight was scheduled to depart Mexico at 12:18 p.m., CST. and expected to arrive in Toronto at 7 p.m. EDT.

According to Aviation Source News, following the emergency call, the Air Canada flight made a sharp decent from flight level of 28,000 ft. to 10,000 ft., indicating that it may have experienced a pressurization issue onboard the plane.

plane emergency lands in Houston after leaving Mexico City on route to Toronto

Photo captured by: radarbox.com

The plane reportedly conducted a significant amount of holds over the Tampico area before deciding to continue flying north.

Eventually the decision was made to divert the plane to Houston as there wouldn’t have been enough fuel to continue to Toronto at 10,000 ft in the air and land safely, Aviation Source News reports.

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