In the last 30 minutes or so, Air Canada has confirmed that it’s AC42 rotation between Toronto and Delhi has diverted to Baku as a precautionary measure.
Diversion: Air Canada Flight Toronto-Delhi Diverts to Baku…
Air Canada flight AC42 departed Toronto at 2005 local time last night, bound for Delhi. This flight was operated by C-FIVK.
As per data from Planespotters.net, C-FIVK is a 15.8 year old Boeing 777-200 that was delivered to the airline back in January 2008.
Of that variation of aircraft, the airline has six of them, of which all six are in active service currently.
It is understood that the flight landed in Baku around six hours ago, following a precautionary measure, although such reasoning isn’t as detailed.
In a statement on Twitter, Air Canada said the following on this:
“AC42 Toronto to Delhi, a B777 with 300 customers, has diverted to Baku as a precautionary measure and landed normally. A new aircraft will leave today to pick the customers up and complete the trip.”
At this stage, it is unclear which aircraft is going to go pick up the stranded passengers in the Azerbaijan-based airport, but we do know is that the flight will continue onwards to Delhi and then head back to Toronto thereafter.
Once we identify what the “precautionary measure” is, then we will update the article in due course, but if it was such a measure, then there could be a problem with the aircraft, hence the need for another to go out and pick the passengers up.
This is a developing story.
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