Cars damaged as jet parts fall from sky

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.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Children between 12 and 17 can now be vaccinated against Covid-19. As a parent I am:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Relieved, it's been a long wait to this point
48% - 357 votes
A bit hesitant, and will wait to see how it goes
21% - 154 votes
Completely against my child getting the shot
32% - 236 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
14.45
+0.8%
Rand - Pound
19.96
+0.6%
Rand - Euro
16.82
+0.7%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.85
+0.3%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.8%
Gold
1,781.92
+0.7%
Silver
24.31
+2.7%
Palladium
2,073.50
-1.4%
Platinum
1,054.00
+1.1%
Brent Crude
85.08
+0.9%
Top 40
60,348
+0.3%
All Share
66,895
+0.2%
Resource 10
63,203
-0.1%
Industrial 25
85,486
+0.6%
Financial 15
14,008
-0.1%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE