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Air Canada Paris-bound flight returns to Toronto after takeoff



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A Paris-bound Air Canada flight was diverted back to Toronto on Wednesday evening due to a “reported engine issue.”

According to flight tracking service FlightAware, AC872 left Toronto around 8:45 p.m. only to return about an hour later at 9:50 p.m.

The Boeing 777 aircraft was carrying around 400 passengers.

A second flight then departed at 1:49 a.m. on Thursday morning and arrived in Paris at 2:38 p.m. local time.

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The Boeing 777 was taken out of service after returning to Toronto and will be evaluated by maintenance staff.

“After the aircraft landed, it was inspected by airport response vehicles as per normal operating processes, and it taxied to the gate on its own,” Air Canada said in a statement to National Post.

No injuries were reported on the flight.

Earlier this week the airline announced a number of new initiatives, including increasing its flights to India, as well as a new non-stop service from Toronto to Mumbai, and offering free alcohol and snacks on North American flights.

The airline said the flights between Toronto and Mumbai will run four times a week starting Oct. 27.

The airline will also boost service from Montreal to Delhi to daily flights, up from last year when it operated up to five weekly flights on the route.

As for North American flights, Air Canada said it will be offering complimentary beer and wine in its economy class until the end of the year. Additionally, free snacks will be provided, featuring Alberta-based Twigz garlic pretzels and Quebec-based Leclerc’s Célébration cookies.

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