WestJet briefly grounded a Boeing 737 Max jet that was purported to fly from Calgary to Toronto on Friday after a warning gentle got here on within the cockpit previous to takeoff.
Flight 658 was boarded and making ready to take off when a warning gentle got here on.
“After a standard engine begin, a regular operate of the well being monitoring system indicated a possible fault that wanted to be verified and reset,” WestJet spokesperson Lauren Stewart advised CBC Information.
“This course of takes time and requires a subsequent engine run, which we don’t carry out with company on board [so] within the curiosity of our company’ time, we cancelled Flight 658 and its return 665 (Toronto/Calgary), and we rebooked them on the following obtainable flight to make sure a well timed arrival in Toronto.”
The airline says passengers have been boarded onto a 787 jet and flew as deliberate inside the hour.
Jet in query cleared to fly once more
The jet in query has already been cleared and is on monitor for its subsequent flight on Sunday.
The Calgary-based airline’s fleet of 13 Max jets have been grounded for nearly two years after greater than 300 individuals died in two excessive profile crashes of the jets, operated by Ethiopian Airlines and Indonesia’s Lion Air in 2018 and 2019.
WestJet grounded its fleet of Max jets like most airways world wide did till earlier this month, when flight authorities cleared the jets for takeoff once more.
The flight would have been the jet in query’s first flight since being authorized to be used once more, and solely the third Max flight at WestJet general since reintroduction this week.