Cars damaged as jet parts fall from sky

2012-05-29 08:50
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Engine failure has forced an Air Canada jet bound for Japan to make an emergency landing, according to reports on Huffington Post.

An engine shut down shortly after takeoff from Pearson International Airport forced the Boeing 777 Jetliner, with 318 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, to begin dumping fuelling in order to make a safe emergency landing.

Police believe that chunks of metal that fell on cars near Pearson International Airport came from the jetliner. According to reports four vehicles were hit by pieces of metal about the size of a cellphone.

No injuries were reported.

“Witnesses reported seeing a plane with smoke coming from one of its engines shortly before police got calls about the falling debris,” regional police Constable George Tudos

"As it (the plane) was traveling away from Pearson we had other complaints stating that debris, consisting of metal objects, was falling from the sky," he said.

Tudos said there were no injuries from the falling debris and stressed that police can't positively say the debris came from the Air Canada plane.

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said the plane's crew requested an emergency landing shortly after takeoff when one of its two engines failed. The plane returned to Pearson and landed normally using one engine. Fitzpatrick said the cause of the engine shutdown was not immediately known.

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