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Air Canada pilot returns plane to Honolulu midflight

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:23 a.m. HST, Feb 14, 2012

An Air Canada flight landed in Vancouver — four hours later than scheduled because the plane returned to Honolulu for an emergency landing.

The plane took off Monday night from Honolulu International Airport and had been in the air for two hours when the pilot saw an indicator about a valve. The pilot returned the plane carrying 158 passengers back to Honolulu. 

Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says the decision to make an emergency landing was routine procedure. He says the plane was making a heavier landing than normal because it was fueled up for a flight to Vancouver. 

Maintenance crews made repairs and the plane took off again for Vancouver. 


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2Lolo wrote:
Again. I was on an Air Canada plane in Honolulu for Vancouver in 2002 where we made two attempts at departure only to return for emergency landing 20 minutes into take off. Horrendous, being cooped inside the plane at the tarmac for 4 hours in between. Sure, we were eventually sent to a luxurious ocean view hotel for 4 hours of rest and a meal but I was too hungry, tired, hot and sticky to enjoy this. And the attendent for the air line transport was one of the rudest, surliest S.O.B. I've ever encountered.
on February 14,2012 | 07:59AM
808Cindy wrote:
come on Air Canada, I'm flying in March with you, Don't fail us !!!
on February 14,2012 | 10:25AM
LMO wrote:
Would you rather fall out of the sky?
on February 15,2012 | 02:33AM
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