It has emerged that a Sunwing Boeing 737 MAX bound for Montreal from Holguin, Cuba got stuck on the runway whilst taxing for departure.
Incident: Sunwing Flight for Montreal Gets Stuck on Cuba Runway…
Reports state that the aircraft affected was C-GMXH, a Sunwing Boeing 737 MAX 8 aiming to perform flight WG645 back to Montreal from Cuba.
According to the Aviation Herald, the aircraft “went beyond the turn pad area and onto the runway shoulder causing the right main gear to sink into the asphalt”.
It is understood that from there, the aircraft was disabled and resulted in the aerodrome closing overnight, resulting in diversions.
The image above shows how far deep the landing gear sunk into the asphalt, which caused the Sunwing aircraft to become stuck.
At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the aircraft has been deemed airworthy since this incident yesterday, as damage assessments on the jet will need to be performed.
A passenger stuck in Holguin, Canada highlighted the delay text messages that Sunwing sent to the carrier as a result of this incident.
It is understood that the Toronto flight that the carrier operates was badly affected by this ordeal, with the flight eventually departing.
Looking ahead, all eyes will be on Sunwing to see when they can get this 737 MAX back in the air following this incursion in Holguin, Cuba. There is still no indication as of yet of when affected passengers will be able to return to Montreal.
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