The WestJet Boeing 737 MAX, which was to fly from Calgary to Toronto, was fixed on the ground just before takeoff, after a warning light was lit in the cockpit, we learned from Friday. Canadian Company.
The plane, which has the authority to fly again in Canada from Wednesday, will carry passengers on board the WS 658.
“After the normal engine starts, the monitoring system indicates a potential failure that requires verification,” Lauren Stewart, Canada’s second-largest carrier spokeswoman, told AFP in an email.
“This is an operation that requires time and a restart of the engines, which does not work with the passengers on the plane,” she said, as the device returns to the “boarding” door.
The return flight WS 665 (from Toronto to Calgary) was also canceled and passengers were diverted to other flights.
“This is our third commercial aircraft [d’un Boeing 737 MAX] Since the sky reopened and WestJet re-launched aircraft on this model on Wednesday, MTo me Stewart.
The aircraft is expected to be inspected by management staff and flown on Sunday.
The Boeing 737 MAX returned to service in Canada on Wednesday after the Canadian government confirmed changes to its design and additional requirements for staff training in mid-December.
After two crashes that killed 346 people, the plane was banned in Canada for almost 22 months, as were many other countries.
In late December, an Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX with three crew traveling between Arizona and Montreal had an engine problem that had to land as soon as it took off.
Earlier that month, the Brazilian company Goal was the first in the world to return the Boeing 737 MAX to service on a delicate commercial aircraft between Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre.