It has emerged that a passenger was injured on Air Canada flight in Toronto that was due to fly to Dubai.
Passenger Injured on Air Canada Flight From Toronto to Dubai…
It is understood that the passenger opened a cabin door on the Air Canada flight at Toronto and plummeted to the ground outside what looks to be a Boeing 777 aircraft.
Air Canada is understood to be investigating the mishap on this flight bound for Dubai.
Data from RadarBox.com suggests that the image above is the affected flight, with AC56 expected to have departed at 2135 local time last night.
However, due to this incident, the aircraft didn’t leave until 0639 local time this morning and at the time of writing is over the Atlantic Ocean inbound to Dubai, where the aircraft is expected to arrive at 0509 local time tomorrow morning.
The incident aircraft appears to be C-FITU, a 16.7 year old Boeing 777-300ER that was delivered to the carrier new back in April 2007, as per data from Planespotters.net.
Of the Boeing 777-300ER variant, Air Canada has 19 of them in the fleet, of which 18 are in active service and one is currently parked, holding an average fleet age of 13.6 years.
All eyes will be on the investigation into how the passenger was able to open the cabin door, as this appeared to have occurred during boarding in Toronto for the Dubai-bound flight.
There is no further information about the passenger at this current stage, other than the fact that he is injured as a result of the incident.
More to follow in due course.
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